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Achilles Tendon Ruptutre Wheeless

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Description: ruptures typically occur after age 30, more often in people beyond middle age;
- rupture at musculous tendinous junction occurs most often in young people, but ruptures near the calcaneus also occur;
- inciting event may be related to atrophy of the soleus muscle, and commonly occur in weekend athletes;
- in 5-33% of patients there will be a prodromal incident of pain several days beforhand;

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Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
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Language: English

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Added: Wed Nov 19 2008