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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.

DADB status report 2021 (in Danish)

DADB status report 2019 (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

Long-Term Follow-Up after Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture - Does Treatment Strategy Influence Functional Outcomes? Laurine Nilsson, Jonas Bloch Thorlund, Inge Lunding Kjær, Andrius Kazlauskas, Marianne Christensen. The Foot, Jan 2021, 101769, ISSN 0958-2592 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2020.10176 

No clinically relevant difference between operative and non-operative treatment in tendon elongation measured with the Achilles tendon resting angle (ATRA) 1 year after acute Achilles tendon rupture. Cramer A, Rahdi E, Hansen MS, Sandholdt H, Hölmich P, Barfod KW. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021 Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-06391-w. Online ahead of print.

Diabetes and treatment with orally administrated corticosteroids negatively affect treatment outcome at follow-up after acute Achilles tendon rupture. Cramer A, Jacobsen NC, Hansen MS, Sandholdt H, Hölmich P, Barfod KW.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Nov 19. doi: 10.1007​/s00167-020-06371-0​. Online ahead of print.​

Hansen MS, Vestermark MT, Hölmich P, Kristensen MT, Barfod KW. Individualized treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture based on the Copenhagen. Achilles Rupture Treatment Algorithm (CARTA): a study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Trials 2020;21:399. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04332-z

Outcome after acute Achilles tendon rupture is not negatively affected by female sex and age over 65 years. Cramer A, Jacobsen NC, Hansen MS, Sandholdt H, Hölmich P, Barfod KW. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Apr 29. doi: 10.1007/s00167- 020-06003-7​. [Epub ahead of print]

Performance of the Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score Over Time in a Large National Database: Development of an Instruction Manual for Accurate Use. Maria Swennergren Hansen, Katarina Nilsson Helander, Jón Karlsson, Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod. Am J Sports Med. 2020 May;48(6):1423-1429. doi: 10.1177/0363546520912222. Epub 2020 Apr 7

Completeness and data validity in the Danish Achilles Tendon Database. Cramer A, Hansen MS, Sandholdt H, Jones PH, Christensen M, Jensen SML, Hölmich P, Barfod KW. jun. 2019, I : Danish Medical Journal. 66, 6.

 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 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]


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