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Open versus closed repair of the Achilles tendon: an experimental animal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10353769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This experimental animal study compared the healing patterns between open and closed treatments of Achilles tendon tenotomies. Twenty-four male New Zealand rabbits underwent tenotomy of the left Achilles tendon and were randomized into two groups, treated with either open surgical repair or closed management. After the death of the animal, the retrieved tendons were submitted for biomechanical and histological testing. The total elongation of the open treatment group was 9.5+/-1.0 mm compared with 21.2+/-3.4 mm for the closed treatment group (P = 0.008), and the regain of stiffness was 67.4+/-2.0% and 48.9+/-5.3%, respectively (P = 0.132). Histological evaluation demonstrated similar healing patterns in both groups.
S G Pneumaticos; P C Noble; W C McGarvey; D R Mody; S G Trevino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-28     Completed Date:  1999-06-28     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:  307-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / pathology,  physiopathology*,  surgery*
Biomechanical Phenomena
Wound Healing / physiology*

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