Results of surgical versus non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture

  title={Results of surgical versus non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture},
  author={Henrica M. J. van der Linden-van der Zwaag and Rob G. H. H. Nelissen and Jan Bernard Sintenie},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
Between 1990 and 2001, 292 patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture were admitted to our institution. Depending on the day of admission patients were allocated either to the Department of Trauma Surgery or to the Department of Orthopaedics. Two hundred and twelve patients (mean age 37±9.4 years) were treated with surgical suture followed by plaster for 6 weeks. Eighty patients were treated non-surgically with splinting for 12 weeks. For both groups mean follow-up was 6±3 years. There were 14… CONTINUE READING
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