标题：RETRACTED: Minimally invasive versus open surgery for acute Achilles tendon rupture: a systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses (Retracted article. See vol. 13, art. 156, 2018)
作者：Li, Qingbo; Wang, Chuanying; Huo, Yanqing; Jia, Zhiwei; Wang, Xiqian
作者机构：[Li, Qingbo; Huo, Yanqing; Wang, Xiqian] Shandong Univ, Hosp 2, Dept Orthopaed Trauma, Jinan 250100, Peoples R China.; [Wang, Chuanying] Shandong Un 更多
通讯作者：Wang, CY;Jia, ZW
通讯作者地址：[Wang, CY]Shandong Univ Tradit Chinese Med, Affiliated Hosp 2, Dept Rehabil, 1 Jingba Rd, Jinan 250001, Peoples R China;[Jia, ZW]306th Hosp Peoples Li 更多
来源：JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND RESEARCH
关键词：Achilles tendon rupture; Minimally invasive surgery; Open surgery;; Systematic review; Meta-analysis
摘要：Background: A number of meta-analyses have been carried out to evaluate the effects of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) versus open surgery (OS) for acute Achilles tendon rupture. However, discordant findings were seen in these meta-analyses. The present study, performing a systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses regarding MIS versus OS of acute Achilles tendon rupture, aimed to assist decision-makers interpret and choose among conflicting meta-analyses, as well as to offer treatment recommendations based on current best evidence.; Methods: The literature search was performed to identify systematic reviews comparing MIS with OS for Achilles tendon rupture. Meta-analyses only comprising randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Two authors individually evaluated the quality of meta-analysis and extracted data. The Jadad decision algorithm was conducted to ascertain which meta-analysis offered the best evidence.; Results: A total of four meta-analyses was included. All these meta-analyses comprised RCTs or quasi-RCTs and were determined as Level-II evidence. The scores of the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) ranged from 7 to 10 (median 9.5). The Jadad algorithm indicated that the best meta-analysis should be chosen according to the search strategies and application of selection. A high-quality meta-analysis with more RCTs was chosen, which suggested that there was no statistically significant difference between MIS and OS regarding rerupture rate, tissue adhesion, sural nerve injury, deep infection, and deep vein thrombosis. However, MIS could decrease superficial infection rate, and had a better patient satisfaction for good to excellent outcomes in comparison to OS.; Conclusions: Based on the best available evidence, MIS may be superior to OS for treating acute Achilles tendon rupture. However, due to some limitations, this should be cautiously interpreted, and further high-quality studies are needed.