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Acute achilles tendon rupture. Evaluation of treatment and complications

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Title: Acute achilles tendon rupture. Evaluation of treatment and complications
Authors: Nilsson Helander, Katarina
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Orthopaedics
Parts of work: I. The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS): development and validation. Nilsson-Helander K, Thomeé R, Grävare-Silbernagel K, Thomeé P, Faxén E, Eriksson BI, Karlsson J. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35:421-426.

II. Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Randomized, Controlled Study Comparing Surgical and Non-surgical Treatments Using Validated Outcome Measures. Nilsson-Helander K, Grävare Silbernagel K, Faxén E, Thomeé R, Olsson N, Eriksson BI, Karlsson J. Manuscript

III. A new surgical method to treat chronic ruptures and re-ruptures of the Achilles tendon. Nilsson-Helander K, Swärd L, Grävare Silbernagel K, Thomeé R, Eriksson BI, Karlsson J. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008:16:614-620.

IV. A new measurement of heel-rise endurance with the ability to detect functional deficits in patients with Achilles tendon rupture. Grävare Silbernagel K, Nilsson-Helander K, Thomeé R, Eriksson BI, Karlsson J. Manuscript

V. High incidence of deep venous thrombosis after Achilles tendon rupture – a prospective study. Nilsson-Helander K, Thurin A, Karlsson J, Eriksson BI. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc: 2009 Feb 24 (Epub ahead of print)

Date of Defence: 2009-05-08
Disputation: Fredagen den 8 maj 2009, kl. 9.00, Aulan, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset/Sahlgrenska, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: achilles tendon rupture
free flap
deep venous thrombosis
heel-rise work test
movable brace
Abstract: The overall purpose of this thesis was to evaluate the treatment of patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture with regard to complications, function and patient-reported outcome. Moreover, the purpose was to develop and evaluate new outcome measurements. Introduction: Controversy still remains about whether surgical or non-surgical treatment is the best option to treat patients with Achilles tendon ruptures. There are only a few randomised, controlled studies that compare surgical and no... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7720-0
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