Bilateral spontaneous rupture of Achilles tendons: a case report.

S. K. Rao, B. C. Navadgi, A. Vasdev

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Abstract

Spontaneous bilateral rupture of Achilles tendon is rare. Rupture of the Achilles tendon has been described in patients on oral corticosteroid therapy. The sudden dorsiflexion of the plantar-flexed foot is the usual mechanism of injury. Spontaneous bilateral rupture is common in the degenerated tendon, which is often seen in patients with long-term corticosteroid therapy. This case is unusual because the patient has never taken steroids. We discuss the mechanism of injury and other probable causes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-180
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 08-2005

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  • Medicine(all)

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