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

***UKSTAR is now closed to recruitment***

Welcome to the UKSTAR Trial. The UK Study of tendo Achilles Rehabilitation is a multicentre randomised clinical trial sponsored by the University of Oxford.

Results have been published in the Lancet: click here.

The trial comparied the plaster cast versus walking boot treatment for non-operatively managed Achilles tendon ruptures and was funded by Health Technology Assessment Programme, National Institute of Health Research. As a 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)

Catherine Thompsett
(Trial Data Clerk)

Recruitment Progress:
Latest participant recruited from: Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
Date of most recent recruitment: Thursday, 31st May 2018