Efficacy of Surgical Management versus Conservative Management to Decrease the Incidence of Re-Rupture in Adult Patients with Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

SUMMARY Purpose. To determine whether surgical management is more effective than conservative management in reducing the incidence of re rupture in adult patients with Achilles’ tendon rupture. Materials and methods. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted, including ten clinical trials that compared surgical management versus conservative management. Data were extracted and analyzed to compare … Continued

Achilles Tendon Rupture in Professional Football Player: an Epidemiological Study in European Championship With A Mid-Term Follow-Up

SUMMARY Background. To evaluate the role of age in Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) and the impact of ATR on professional football (soccer) players. The data considered were age, body mass index (BMI), position, injury history, affected side, return to play (RTP) rate and time and percentage of played minutes per season (MPS) for the two pre-injury and two post-injury … Continued

Is Posterolateral Incision Better than Direct Posterior Incision in Chronic Tear of Achilles Tendon Reconstruction? A comparative Study of Series of Cases

SUMMARY Background. Wound gaping and dehiscence following open repair or reconstruction for chronic (more than 4 weeks old) Achilles tendon ruptures is a great concern and the subject of debate. The location of the incision is crucial. There is no consensus as to the safest incision location. This study aims to observe the effects of posterior midline and posterolateral … Continued

Which leg immobilized patient gains the most from Intermittent Pneumatic Compression in DVT-prevention?

Background and method. Following Achilles tendon rupture (ATR)-surgery, patients using intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) of the calf, compared to a plaster casted control-group (CTRL), exhibit reduced risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Based on data from a randomized controlled trial (RCT), we investigated which dichotomized subgroups (based on age, sex, BMI and time to surgery … Continued