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Immediate weight bearing after modified percutaneous Achilles tendon repair.
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PMID:  23199859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding postoperative treatment of Achilles tendon repair. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of immediate weight bearing following modified percutaneous Achilles tendon repair using readily available materials.
METHODS: Fifty-two patients who were treated at a single center from 2000 to 2009 underwent percutaneous Achilles tendon repair by a single surgeon and were allowed immediate weight bearing. They were followed for on average of 2 years postoperatively and evaluated with functional and subjective outcomes.
RESULTS: The average American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scale was 96 points (range, 81 to 100), with 95% confidence interval ranging from 89.1 to 102.9. Subjective evaluation demonstrated that 47 patients (90%) were able to return to a desired level of activity, with an overall complication rate of 11.5%.
CONCLUSION: Immediate weight bearing after percutaneous Achilles tendon repair had a low overall complication rate with good clinical and functional outcomes.
Vishal C Patel; Vishal Chandrakant; Santiago Lozano-Calderon; James McWilliam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-03-12     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433869     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1093-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / injuries*,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Foot Orthoses
Middle Aged
Physical Therapy Modalities
Postoperative Complications
Postoperative Period
Recovery of Function
Retrospective Studies
Rupture / surgery
Young Adult
Erratum In:
Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Mar;34(3):470
Note: Chandrakant, Vishal [corrected to Patel, Vishal C]

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