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Table 3 Comparison of the mean (CI 95%; lower–upper) economic cost (EUR) per patient between chronic Achilles tendon ruptures and the operative and nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Significant difference compared to chronic Achilles tendon ruptures is presented by bold font

From: The economic cost and patient-reported outcomes of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures

Variable Health-care costs Production-loss costs Total costs
Chronic rupture 3821 (3580 – 4061) 2673 (555–4792) 6494 (4413 – 8576)
Nonoperative treatment of acute rupture 742 (696–787) 3730 (2230 – 5230) 4472 (2972 – 5971)
Operative treatment of acute rupture 3146 (2986 – 3306) 2853 (1728 – 3978) 5999 (4862 – 7135)