New Study: Achilles Tendon Ruptures are Missed in 1 out of 4 Cases and Surgery Usually not Necessary

A new study conducted by researchers from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Rothman Institute of Jefferson Medical College discussed two important issues based on past findings by other researchers:

  1. Around 25 percent of achilles tendon ruptures are missed during initial inspection and consultation.
  2. Conservative treatment is usually sufficient to treat acute achilles tendon ruptures. In younger athletes, surgery usually leads to slightly better outcomes with fewer instances of re-rupture. However, for most people, non-surgical treatment is sufficient and leads to favorable results.