Risk factors for complications after primary repair of Achilles tendon ruptures

Christian A. Pean, Anthony Christiano, William J. Rubenstein, Sanjit R. Konda, Kenneth A. Egol

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Purpose: To identify patient characteristics associated with adverse events in Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) surgical repair cases. Methods: A high risk (HR) cohort group of ATR patients were compared to healthy controls in the ACSNSQIP database with multivariate regression analysis. Results: Overall, 2% (n = 23) of the group sustained an AE postoperatively, most commonly superficial SSI (0.9%, n = 10). Multivariate analysis did not reveal any patient characteristics to be significantly associated with the occurrence of an AE or superficial SSI. Conclusions: Obesity, diabetes and a history of smoking did not predispose patients to significantly more AEs in the 30 day postoperative period following ATR repair in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-229
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Diabetes
  • Outcome studies
  • Tendon disorders


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