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Table 1 Main categories and sub-categories

From: Disappointment and frustration, but long-term satisfaction: patient experiences undergoing treatment for a chronic Achilles tendon rupture—a qualitative study

Main categories The injury The diagnosis The treatment The outcomes
Sub-categories Varying injury mechanism Feeling of relief High expectations Satisfaction with outcomes
  Persisting pain and disabilities Disappointment and frustration Satisfaction with treatment No negative thoughts about the future
  Delay of treatment