Does a Patient’s Sex Affect Healing after Achilles Tendon Rupture?

Researchers find that males may have better outcomes than females after surgery

Jennie McKee

Sex may play a role in patient outcomes after acute Achilles tendon rupture, according to data presented at the 2014 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting. The study found that, overall, male patients had better functional outcomes at 1 year compared to females, regardless of treatment method. In addition, males treated surgically had better outcomes at 6 and 12 months than females who were treated surgically.

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