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HTA - 13/115/62

UK Study of tendo Achilles Rehabilitation multicentre randomised clinical trial (UK STAR)

Project title: UK Study of tendo Achilles Rehabilitation multicentre randomised clinical trial (UK STAR)

Call to action: 13/115 13/115 HTA CET Open Call, Outline to Full Form, closing 6 January 2014

Research type: Primary Research

Chief investigator: Professor Matthew CostaORCID

Lead Author: Professor Matthew CostaORCID

Contractor: University of Oxford

Cost: £1,026,890.00

Co-investigators: Associate Professor Ben Ollivere, Associate Professor Nick Parsons, Associate Professor Rebecca Kearney, Dr Juul Achten, Mr Richard Grant, Mrs Malvenia Richmond, Professor Sarah Lamb, Professor Stavros Petrou.

Started: April 2016 | Status: Published February 2020

ISRCTN: 62639639

This trial showed that early weight-bearing in a functional brace provides similar outcomes to traditional plaster casting at 9 months and is a safe treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture.

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