Treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: a systematic overview and metaanalysis.

@article{Bhandari2002TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: a systematic overview and metaanalysis.},
  author={Mohit Bhandari and Gordon H. Guyatt and Farhan Siddiqui and Farrah Morrow and Jason Busse and R. K. Leighton and Sheila Sprague and Emil H. Schemitsch},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2002},
  volume={400},
  pages={190-200}
}
A quantitative systematic review of randomized and quasirandomized trials was conducted to determine the effect of surgical versus conservative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures on rates of rerupture. Secondary outcomes included deep infection rates, return to normal function, and minor complaints. A search of computerized databases was conducted to locate clinical studies published from 1969 to 2000. Additional studies were located through hand searches of major orthopaedic journals… CONTINUE READING