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Achilles Tendon Rupture A Challenging Diagnosis Medscape

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Description: 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.[1] Today the Achilles tendon is the second most frequently ruptured tendon,[2] and no other tendon suffers complete rupture more often.[3] 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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