Decision Aid Summary

Title Achilles tendon rupture: Should I have surgery?
Audience People with an Achilles tendon rupture.
Options included Have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Treat the rupture with a cast or brace (immobilization).
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed?
Health condition Ankle Injuries and Disorders
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.