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Achilles Tendon Rupture A Challenging Diagnosis Medscape
Since the 1950s the incidence of spontaneous complete rupture of the Achilles tendon has risen steadily, possibly as a result of increased sedentary lifestyles and intermittent participation in recreational sports. Today the Achilles tendon is the second most frequently ruptured tendon, and no other tendon suffers complete rupture more often. Up to 25% of all cases are misdiagnosed,[4-6] with serious consequences for the patient.
J Am Board Fam Pract 13(5):371-373, 2000. Gravlee, Hatch & Galea
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Author/Contact: Gravlee, Hatch & Galea
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Added: Wed Nov 19 2008