Samsung Bioepis Reports Outcomes in Orthopedic Surgery (Epidemiology of Achilles Tendon Rupture in South Korea: National Health Insurance Service Claims Data 2009-2017) : Surgery – Orthopedic Surgery


2021 DEC 17 (NewsRx) — By a News Reporter – Staff News Daily Asia Business Editor — New Surgery Research — Orthopedic surgery is the subject of a report. According to reports from Incheon, South Koreaby NewsRx correspondents, the research said: “The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture and its pattern have not been studied in Asia. The aim of this national study was to analyze the evolution of the incidence and surgical treatment of tendon ruptures in South Korea depending on the gender, age and income level of the patients, as well as seasonal variations.

Our editors got a citation from the research of Samsung Bioepis“A descriptive epidemiological study was performed based on data collected retrospectively from the National Health Insurance Service of Korea. Data for all outpatients and inpatients were collected from approximately 52 million people in South Korea, mostly diagnosed with Achilles tendon rupture from 2009 to 2017. A total of 112,350 patients had Achilles tendon rupture, of which 44,248 patients underwent surgical treatment during the study period. The overall incidence, by age and by sex, of Achilles tendon rupture and surgical treatment showed an increasing trend. Patients in the age group of 41 to 50 years showed the greatest increase in incidence. Regarding the season, a higher incidence was reported in spring and summer, while the lowest incidence was observed in winter. A higher level of income was associated with an increased incidence of the disease. The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture and surgical treatments increased rapidly in patients aged 41-50 years.

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Patients in the highest income quintile groups suffered more Achilles tendon injuries than those in the lower income groups, and fewer ruptures were observed during the winter. .”

For more information on this research, see: Epidemiology of Achilles Tendon Rupture in South Korea: Claims data from National Health Insurance Service from 2009 to 2017. Orthopedic surgery clinics2021;13(4):539.

The news editors advise that additional information may be obtained by contacting DukyoungYoun, Samsung BioepisIncheon, South Korea. Other authors of this research include Hong Gi Park, Jong-Min Baik and Jae Ho Hwang.


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