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.
Keywords: Achilles tendon rupture; Diabetes; Outcome studies; Tendon disorders.