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J Orthop. 2018 Feb 3;15(1):226-229. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2018.01.017. eCollection 2018 Mar.

Risk factors for complications after primary repair of Achilles tendon ruptures.

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1
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York, N.Y., 10003, USA.
2
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, N.Y., USA.

Abstract

Purpose:

To identify patient characteristics associated with adverse events in Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) surgical repair cases.

Methods:

A high risk (HR) cohort group of ATR patients were compared to healthy controls in the ACSNSQIP database with multivariate regression analysis.

Results:

Overall, 2% (n = 23) of the group sustained an AE postoperatively, most commonly superficial SSI (0.9%, n = 10). Multivariate analysis did not reveal any patient characteristics to be significantly associated with the occurrence of an AE or superficial SSI.

Conclusions:

Obesity, diabetes and a history of smoking did not predispose patients to significantly more AEs in the 30 day postoperative period following ATR repair in this study.

KEYWORDS:

Achilles tendon rupture; Diabetes; Outcome studies; Tendon disorders

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