• Walking boot Vs Plaster cast
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles tendon rupture seen at sonography: discontinuity over several centimeters (red line)
  • Left Achilles tendon rupture

Welcome to the UKSTAR Trial. The UK Study of tendo Achilles Rehabilitation is a multicentre randomised clinical trial sponsored by the University of Oxford. The trial is comparing the plaster cast versus walking boot treatment for non-operatively managed Achilles tendon ruptures and is funded by Health Technology Assessment - National Institute of Health Research. As a potential patient you can find more information relating to your treatment, download our Patient Information Sheet and contact the UKSTAR Trial Team if you have any questions. If you are an investigator or involved in the trial's research team you can navigate ‘For the Research Team’ pages for further information relating to the UKSTAR trial.


Prof Matthew Costa 
(Chief Investigator)

Dr Susan Wagland
(Trial Manager)

Marta Campolier
(Trial Admin Coordinator)

Alice Brealy
(Trial Data Clerk)

Ramona Barbu
(Trial Assistant)

Recruitment Progress:
Latest participant recruited from: University Hospital Southampton
Date of most recent recruitment: Friday, 23rd March 2018