Late versus early repair of Achilles tendon rupture. Clinical and biomechanical evaluation.


Eleven patients who had late reconstruction for Achilles tendon rupture were compared with 10 patients who had immediate repair. The followup period averaged 8 years for both groups. Results, based on a clinical score, were successful (excellent or good) for all but 1 patient. Although manual testing demonstrated normal plantar flexion strength in all but 1… (More)


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