Maria Swennergren Hansen

Maria Swennergren Hansen
Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre

PhD

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Publications (26)
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Background The best choice of orthosis in the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture is still under debate. Objective To investigate if choice of orthosis in the first 3 weeks of treatment affected patient reported outcome (Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS)), tendon elongation (Achilles Tendon Resting Angle (ATRA) and Heel Rise Height...
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Elongation of the tendon has been proposed as the most important factor leading to poor outcome after acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). The aim of this paper was to investigate if Amlang's ultrasound classification (AmC) or the Copenhagen Achilles Length Measurement (CALM) when assessed in the acute phase after ATR could predict elongation 1 yea...
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Background Knowledge is limited about how Achilles tendon elongation following acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) affects the ability to return to work and return to sport. This study aimed to examine if the indirect length measures, the heel-rise height (HRH) and the Achilles tendon resting angle (ATRA), correlated with patient limitations and re...
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Interpretation of the Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) is challenging because limited knowledge exists about at which score the patients consider the outcome of treatment as satisfactory. The aims of the study were 1) to describe the proportion of patients who find their symptom levels to be satisfactory, to reflect treatment failure or n...
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PurposeStudies have shown that elongation of the injured Achilles tendon after acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) is negatively associated with clinical outcomes. The difference between operative and non-operative treatment on the length of the Achilles tendon is only sparsely investigated. The aim of the study was to investigate if the operative...
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PurposeStudies investigating the influence of comorbidities on patient-reported outcomes after acute Achilles tendon ruptures (ATR) are lacking. In this study, the aim was to investigate the effect of comorbidity and medical treatment on the patient-reported outcome measure Achilles tendon total rupture score (ATRS).Methods The study was performed...
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PurposeThe purpose of this study was to evaluate concurrent validity of the heel-rise work test performed with use of the heel as a surrogate for the center of body mass.Methods The study was a validity study performed on a prospective cohort of consecutive patients. Forty-five patients were included in the study. The heel-rise work test estimates...
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Background Elongation of the Achilles tendon after rupture is a frequent complication. The Achilles Tendon Length Measure (ATLM) and the Achilles Tendon Resting Angle (ATRA) are indirect length measures using the resting angle of the ankle. Copenhagen Achilles Length Measure (CALM) is a direct ultrasound measure. The purpose of this study was to ex...
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Background: An individualized treatment algorithm (Copenhagen Achilles Rupture Treatment Algorithm (CARTA)) based on the ultrasonographic appearance of an acute Achilles tendon rupture has been developed aiming to select the correct patients for operative and non-operative treatment. The objective of this study is to investigate if this individual...
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PurposeStudies suggest that women have worse treatment outcome than men after acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). The aim of this study was to investigate if sex and age affect treatment outcome after ATR.Methods The study was performed as a registry study in the Danish Achilles tendon Database. The primary outcome was change in the Achilles tendo...
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Background The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) is a commonly used patient-reported outcome measure for patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture. The score consists of 10 questions, the last 3 of which include activities that some patients cannot or do not do. No instruction manual has been developed for the ATRS. Hypothesis/Purpos...
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Background: An individualized treatment algorithm (Copenhagen Achilles Rupture Treatment Algorithm - CARTA) based on the ultrasonographic appearance of an acute Achilles tendon rupture has been developed aiming to select the correct patients for operative and non-operative treatment. The objective of this study is to investigate if this individuali...
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Background: An individualized treatment algorithm (Copenhagen Achilles Rupture Treatment Algorithm - CARTA) based on the ultrasonographic appearance of an acute Achilles tendon rupture has been developed aiming to select the correct patients for operative and non-operative treatment. The objective of this study is to investigate if this individuali...
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Background Early controlled motion (ECM) of the ankle is widely used in the non-operative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture, although its safety and efficacy have not been investigated properly in a randomised set-up. Purpose/Aim of the study To investigate if ECM of the ankle was superior to immobilisation in the treatment of acute Achil...
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Purpose The primary objective was to examine the reliability of the Copenhagen Achilles length measure (CALM) in patients with an Achilles tendon rupture and secondary to examine the reliability of Achilles tendon resting angle (ATRA) and Achilles tendon length measure (ATLM). Method The study was executed as a cross-sectional study on two differe...
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Introduction: Acute Achilles tendon rupture is a severe injury causing functional deficits and sick leave. Data from the Danish Achilles tendon Database (DADB) can help us monitor and optimise treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the completeness and data validity in the DADB. Methods: The study was performed as a registry study c...
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Introduction The Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) is the most commonly used patient reported outcome in patients with an acute Achilles tendon rupture. The score contains ten items of which the last three concerns tasks that some patients cannot and some do not perform. No manual for the use of ATRS has been developed. The purpose was to...
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Background Acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) can be treated operatively or non-operatively. An evidence based selection tool is needed to guide choice of treatment. Purpose To investigate if treatment selection in patients with ATR can be guided by Amlang’s ultrasound classification (AmC) or the Copenhagen Achilles Length Measurement (CALM). Me...
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Background Early controlled ankle motion (ECM) is widely used in the non-operative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture although its safety and efficacy has not been investigated properly in a randomized setup. Purpose/aim of the study To investigate if ECM of the ankle was superior to immobilization (IM) in the treatment of acute Achilles t...
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Introduction Studies suggest that women have worse treatment outcome than men after acute Achilles tendon rupture (ATR). Few studies have assessed the influence of age and comorbidity on treatment outcome after ATR. The aim of the study was to investigate if gender, age and comorbidity affect patient reported outcome following ATR. Materials and m...
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Introduction Elongation of the Achilles tendon after rupture is a frequent and overlooked complication. The Achilles Tendon Length Measure (ATLM) and the Achilles Tendon Resting Angle (ATRA) are indirect length measures using the resting angle of the ankle. Copenhagen Achilles Length Measure (CALM) is a direct ultrasound measure. Examination of the...
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Background Early controlled ankle motion is widely used in the non-operative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture, though its safety and efficacy have never been investigated in a randomized setup. The objectives of this study are to investigate if early controlled motion of the ankle affects functional and patient-reported outcomes. Methods/...
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Background: There is a need for a valid, reliable, and easily applicable clinical measure of the length of the Achilles tendon (AT) after rupture. This study examines the reliability of a new ruler based measurement, the Achilles Tendon Length Measure (ATLM) in comparison with the goniometer-based Achilles Tendon Resting Angle (ATRA). Methods: M...
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Purpose To investigate how the Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score (ATRS) at 3 months and 1 year after injury is associated with a patient’s ability to return to work and sports as well as to investigate whether sex and age influence ATRS after 3 months and 1 year. Method This is a retrospective study analysing the data from the Danish Achilles ten...
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Treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture in Denmark has changed from being predominantly operative to being non-operative treatment over the past five years. However, no clear evidence is found in the literature in favour of one treatment modality over another. Non-operative treatment leads to an increased risk of re-rupture and operative treatme...

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