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VIDEO: Presenter discusses rates of acute vs delayed Achilles tendon repair

SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM, FRCSC, discussed a study that looked at the rates of acute Achilles repair vs delayed Achilles repair. He said surgeons who perform randomized controlled trials should focus more on the strength rather than the rupture rates as a primary outcome measure. Younger said maybe the best way to treat an Achilles tendon is not with open Achilles tendon repair and functional rehabilitation, but to redesign the surgery.

SEATTLE — At the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, Alastair S.E. Younger, MBChB, ChM, FRCSC, discussed a study that looked at the rates of acute Achilles repair vs delayed Achilles repair. He said surgeons who perform randomized controlled trials should focus more on the strength rather than the rupture rates as a primary outcome measure. Younger said maybe the best way to treat an Achilles tendon is not with open Achilles tendon repair and functional rehabilitation, but to redesign the surgery.

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