Delayed Loading Following Repair of a Ruptured Achilles Tendon

  • End date
    Aug 24, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Bispebjerg Hospital
Updated on 24 January 2021


The purpose of the study is to investigate if delayed loading following surgical treated Achilles tendon rupture influence the clinical outcome and muscle and tendon structure after one year.

The investigators hypothesize that delaying the gradual introduction of loading in the initial 26 weeks may reduce the heel-rise deficit (primary outcome) and thus improve the clinical outcome one year after surgery (primary endpoint).

Condition Achilles Tendon Rupture
Treatment Rehabilitation (physiotheraphy)
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04263493
SponsorBispebjerg Hospital
Last Modified on24 January 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Diagnosed with a traumatic, complete mid-substance Achilles tendon
No contraindications for MRI
Presented within 14 days from injury
Adult (18 to 60 years)
Understand Danish
Manage transport to/from the hospital on their own

Exclusion Criteria

Other injuries affecting their lower limb functions
Prior Achilles tendon Rupture
Systemic diseases influencing tendon healing
Anticoagulation treatment
Inability to follow rehabilitation or complete follow-ups
Immunosuppressive treatment including systematic corticosteroid treatment
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