Operative treatment versus nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures: systematic review and meta-analysis
OPEN BMJ (Clinical research ed.) | 9 Jan 2019
Y Ochen, RB Beks, M van Heijl, F Hietbrink, LPH Leenen, D van der Velde, M Heng, O van der Meijden, RHH Groenwold and RM Houwert
To compare re-rupture rate, complication rate, and functional outcome after operative versus nonoperative treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures; to compare re-rupture rate after early and late full weight bearing; to evaluate re-rupture rate after functional rehabilitation with early range of motion; and to compare effect estimates from randomised controlled trials and observational studies.
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