Achilles tendon elongation and gait pattern after rupture

Achilles tendon elongation and gait pattern after rupture: A three armed randomized controlled trial comparing an individualized treatment algorithm vs. operative or non-operative treatment.

Primary investigator 

Maria Swennergren Hansen, PT, MSc, PhD student1,2

Primary supervisor 

Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, MD, PhD, læge1

Co-supervisors

Morten Tange Kristensen, PT, PhD, seniorforsker2, 3

Jesper Bencke, MSc, PhD, leder af ganglaboratoriet4

Prof. Per Hølmich, MD, DMSc, professor1

Affiliations

  1. Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen (SORC-C), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Amager-Hvidovre, Denmark.

  2. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research-Copenhagen (PMR-C); Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Clinical Research Centre, Copenhagen University Hospital Amager-Hvidovre, Denmark.

  3. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Amager-Hvidovre, Denmark.

  4. Human Movement Analysis Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Amager-Hvidovre, Denmark.

About the study

This trial is conducted as a satellite study to a multicenter trial - Individualized treatment for Acute Achilles Tendon rupture based on Copenhagen Achilles Length Measure - a Randomized Controlled Trial

The first 60 patients included at Hvidovre hospital are included in the satellite study. The primary outcome gait analysis one year after injury examined in a three-dimensional movement laboratory. Secondary outcomes are measurement of tendon elongation and MRI.

Purpose of the study

To determine if Achilles tendon elongation and gait pattern differ between patients treated using an individualized treatment algorithm and patients treated as usual (two control groups; patients treated operatively and non-operatively).

Time plan 

Recruitment of patients started in June 2018 and is expected to span until August 2019 with follow up for one year.

ClinicalTrial.gov identifier

NCT03543943

Funded by 

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark. DJO Global Inc. Amager-Hvidovre hospitals forskningsfond. Fysioterapipraksisfonden. 

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