What’s important to you?

Determine what is important for you in choosing treatment for your Achilles tendon rupture. Choose the statement that fits you best. Move the orange triangle towards the statement you prefer.

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Nonoperative treatment

I worry about the risks of surgery.

Surgery

I’m comfortable with the risks of surgery.

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Nonoperative treatment

I’m comfortable with a slightly greater risk of re-rupture if it lets me avoid surgery.

Surgery

I want to have the lowest possible risk of re-rupture.

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Nonoperative treatment

I only choose surgery when there are substantial benefits over natural healing.

Surgery

Surgery is my preferred treatment, even when the potential benefits are small.

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Your choice

What is your preference?

Nonoperative treatment

Surgery

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How certain are you about this decision?

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