The Danish Achilles tendon Database (DADB)

​The objective of the DADB is to describe and monitor the quality of treatment of an Achilles tendon rupture and to conduct epidemiological research. 

Senior researcher 

Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, MD, PhD1

Administrator

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

Affiliations

  1. Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital 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.

About the database

The Danish Achilles tendon Database (DADB) was initiated in April of 2012. The DADB is a clinical research database with 2100 registered patients (March 2019) from eleven different hospitals in Denmark. 

The objective of the DADB is to describe and monitor the quality of treatment of an Achilles tendon rupture and to conduct epidemiological research. Re-rupture rate and the patient reported out come measure "The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score" are used as quality indicators.

Data is collected at the following points in time: recently after injury, after 6 months, after 1 year, and after 2 years. Complications are registered when they appeared.

The DADB status report 2019 can be read here (in Danish).

Members of DADB (and contact person) 

Hvidovre, Aalborg inkl. Herning Farsø, Thisted (Marianne Christensen), Viborg (Marianne Toft Vestermark), Kolding (Stefan Møller), Køge (Susanne Jensen), Slagelse (Jeanette Kaae Hansen, Nykøbing-Falster (Liselotte Bang Møller) og Randers (Elin Hyrum).

Funded by

The included hospitals.

Related publications

Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score at 3 months can predict patients' ability to return to sport 1 year after injury. Hansen MS, Christensen M, Budolfsen T, Østergaard TF, Kallemose T, Troelsen A, Barfod KW.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Apr;24(4):1365-71. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3974-0. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

PMID:26733273

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