Outcome evaluation after Achilles tendon ruptures. A review of the literature

Pietro Spennacchio, Alberto Vascellari, Davide Cucchi, Gian Luigi Canata, Pietro Randelli

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Abstract

The optimal treatment and the best rehabilitation protocol after an acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) remain a matter of controversy in orthopaedic and sports medicine. The use of validated injury-specific outcome instruments is the only way to clarify these issues, in order to ensure that patients receive the best possible treatment. This article describes the most commonly reported outcome measures used to assess patients treated for ATR. On the basis of the available evidence, the Achilles tendon total Rupture score (ATRs) is the most appropriate outcome measure for evaluating the management of acute ATR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-61
Number of pages10
JournalJoints
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Achilles tendon
  • Conservative treatment
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

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