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Treatment Results for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Out of 100 people who have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon, 5 will rupture the tendon again within 1 to 2 years, compared to 12 out of 100 people who do not have surgery. 2 to 3 out of 100 who have surgery will have a deep infection, compared to 0 out of 100 people who do not have surgery.

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Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine