CLINICAL TRIAL

Treatment for Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Waitlist Available · < 65 · All Sexes · New York, NY

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About the trial for Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Treatment Groups

This trial involves a single treatment. Treatment is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.

Eligibility

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 65 and younger. There are 7 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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People who meet two or more of the following criteria are more likely to experience a competitive pivot shift in sport, a grade 2 pivot shift or greater, and generalized ligament laxity (meaning they have a Beighton score of 4 or greater): they are competitive pivot sport athletes, they have a grade 2 pivot shift or greater, and they have generalized ligament laxity. show original
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ACL deficient knee
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: 1 Year
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: 1 Year.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Treatment will improve 1 primary outcome and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Ruptured Achilles Tendon. Measurement will happen over the course of 1 Year.

Determine if ACLR supplementation with LET results in superior MRI findings relative to ACLR alone
1 YEAR
MRI findings will be compared in patients receiving ACLR+LET versus just ACLR
Graft Failure
1 YEAR
Defined as either symptomatic instability requiring revision or symptomatic instability with positive pivot shift or asymmetrical pivot shift greater than the contralateral side.

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What are common treatments for ruptured achilles tendon?

Ruptured achilles tendon can usually be managed with observation or conservative treatment. If it goes on for too much time, it tends to be managed by surgical techniques. The patient should be told everything of his/her condition, including the possibility of surgery.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Can ruptured achilles tendon be cured?

Despite good patient compliance, tendon rupture cannot be cured. When present, tendon tears are associated with chronic recurrent tendon injuries. There is no evidence that tendon tears are the direct result of injury. Tendinosis, which can be present after Achilles tendon rupture, is not a cause of a chronic injury.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes ruptured achilles tendon?

In this series, traumatic injuries accounted for 78.5% of all ruptured Achilles tendon injuries. Among patients with previous medical histories of Achilles trauma, the rate of traumatic Achilles injury was 28.9%. Trauma to the Achilles tendinous bursa is the most common cause of Achilles tendinopathic tears.

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What is ruptured achilles tendon?

In a recent study, findings confirmed the previous evidence of an association between the ruptured achilles tendon and the anatomical type of achilles tendon. Ruptured achilles tendon tended to occur at midportion of the tendon in midshaft region and the most commonly affected region of achilles tendon was the heel.

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What are the signs of ruptured achilles tendon?

Findings from a recent study of a prospective study are limited due to the small number of patients presenting with ruptured Achilles tendon. Patients presenting with local or systemic signs after acute trauma to the ankle is likely to have ruptured tendon. The risk of developing rupture appears to be increased in patients with associated systemic symptoms.

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How many people get ruptured achilles tendon a year in the United States?

Approximately 6,500 Americans are hospitalized each year with ruptured achilles tendon following a sports injury. The risk of death is highest for men 55-59 years of age, women between 60 and 64 years, and men at all ages 50 and younger.

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Have there been other clinical trials involving treatment?

At this point, there are no randomized clinical trials designed to assess current treatments. Patients will be randomised to either active or placebo treatment after clinical assessment of symptoms and imaging modalities at the beginning of the trial. The purpose of this trial is to examine whether current treatments are effective in the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. There are no new or unpublished clinical trials comparing different therapies for Achilles tendon rupture. Recent findings of this study will help our understanding of the management of this severe injury and may allow us to move forward from our current reliance on clinical judgement to evidence based practice. summary: Recent findings is evaluating whether a new type of injection may help with acute Achilles tendon rupture.

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How serious can ruptured achilles tendon be?

Achilles tendon injuries may lead to foot deformities, muscle and tendinous damage, tendon and skin rupture, and even the death of the patient. However, even if the patient has only minor injury, there is a high risk of long-term foot disability, and it is necessary to make an early diagnosis and perform an operation to treat ruptured Achilles tendon.

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What is the average age someone gets ruptured achilles tendon?

In a recent study using a random sample of [in the USA] 9,800 adults, average age of rupture of Achilles tendon was 62.4 years (SD = 10.2). This figure is similar to what has been reported in other countries where Achilles tendon rupture is common (e.g., Australia and Spain)(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed).

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Is treatment typically used in combination with any other treatments?

A small number of surgeons use an alternative technique in managing Achilles’ rupture. The majority of surgeons use standard techniques only or for certain indications, and many surgeons use the combined techniques as well. In the United States and Canada, surgical and conservative technique are commonly used in combination.

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What is the primary cause of ruptured achilles tendon?

Previous Achilles tendon rupture is associated with increased risk of primary Achilles tendinopathies, which may be partially explained by the influence of anatomical and mechanical features of the Achilles tendon.

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What does treatment usually treat?

[The most important finding in this study was the importance of patient and surgeon expectations in relation to expected outcomes. All surgeons, patient and family members will need to be familiar with the patient's expectations and understand and be ready to give appropriate feedback during the clinical consultation process.

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