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Archive » 1997 » 3 » | Archive » Medical field » Research papers » Clinical research paper » Archive » Medical field » Fields » Surgery »

Surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture

 
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Currently, open surgical repair and per­cutaneous operation are the two most commonly used operative techniques for the repair of ruptured Achilles tendon. Open surgery is being increas­ingly replaced by the percutaneus technique. The objective of this study was to compare the results of the two methods, and investigate factors deter­mining treatment. We followed up a group of 20 patients treated by percutaneous repair in 1996, and a group of 20 patients who underwent open surgery between 1991 and 1992, both at the Department of Traumatology, Ljubljana. The group treated by the percutaneous technique showed a significantly shorter time of hospital­ization (p < 0.01) and a significantly faster restora­tion of function of the affected extremity (p < 0.05). There were no statisticaly significant differences between the groups as concerns the rate of complications and re-ruptures, time from injury to surgery, and length of immobilization.

Authors:
Bon Jurij, Mikek Martin

Keywords:
Achilles tendon - injuries, rupture - surgery

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 1997; 36: 289–96.

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