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Dr. Mark Drakos leads Hospital for Special Surgery study on Achilles tendon repair

Becker’s Spine Review reports The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society’s Research Committee has awarded HSS a grant to fund a study evaluating the effect of blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy after Achilles tendon repair.

Sixty patients will be recruited to undergo Achilles tendon repair surgery by HSS foot and ankle surgeon and primary investigator, Mark C. Drakos, MD. Half of the patients will receive BFR therapy and half the standard rehabilitation therapy. This study aims to reduce the recovery time by at least 30 percent, as a patient’s return to sport after Achilles surgery can take a year.

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