Is percutaneous repair better than open repair in acute Achilles tendon rupture?

@article{Henrquez2012IsPR,
  title={Is percutaneous repair better than open repair in acute Achilles tendon rupture?},
  author={Hugo Luzardo Henr{\'i}quez and Roberto Mu{\~n}oz and Giovanni Carcuro and Christian Bast{\'i}as},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 4},
  pages={998-1003}
}
BACKGROUND Open repair of Achilles tendon rupture has been associated with higher levels of wound complications than those associated with percutaneous repair. However, some studies suggest there are higher rerupture rates and sural nerve injuries with percutaneous repair. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We compared the two types of repairs in terms of (1) function (muscle strength, ankle ROM, calf and ankle perimeter, single heel rise tests, and work return), (2) cosmesis (length scar, cosmetic… CONTINUE READING
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