Functional Outcome of Percutaneous Achilles Repair: Improvements in Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score During the First Year.

@article{Carmont2013FunctionalOO,
  title={Functional Outcome of Percutaneous Achilles Repair: Improvements in Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score During the First Year.},
  author={Michael Robert Carmont and Karin Gr{\"a}vare Silbernagel and Antonia Edge and Omer Y. Mei-Dan and J. -O. Karlsson and Nicola Maffulli},
  journal={Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={2325967113494584}
}
BACKGROUND Randomized studies have so far failed to show a difference in outcome between operative and nonoperative management of Achilles tendon rupture, provided that no rerupture occurs. Percutaneous Achilles repair has been suggested to result in superior patient satisfaction compared with open repair in patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture, but there are no outcome data available with validated methods describing the progression of recovery during the first year. PURPOSE To… CONTINUE READING

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