Treatment Results for Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Out of 100 people who have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon, 5 will rupture the tendon again within 1 to 2 years, compared to 12 out of 100 people who do not have surgery. 2 to 3 out of 100 who have surgery will have a deep infection, compared to 0 out of 100 people who do not have surgery.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine