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Acute Segmental Rupture of Achilles Tendon by Sport Injury: A Case Report
J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2017;21:75-78
Published online June 15, 2017;  https://doi.org/10.14193/jkfas.2017.21.2.75
© 2017 Korean Foot and Ankle Society

Dong-Il Chun, Sung Hun Won, Sang Hyeon Lee*, Jaeho Cho*

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul,
*Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Jaeho Cho
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 77 Sakju-ro, Chuncheon 24253, Korea
Tel: 82-33-240-5198, Fax: 82-33-255-6244, E-mail: hohotoy@nate.com
Received January 9, 2017; Revised February 20, 2017; Accepted March 3, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Tendoachilles rupture has recently seen an increase in frequency, accounting for up to 40% of all tendon ruptures. However, an acute segmental rupture of the Achilles tendon is very rare with only one case caused by predisposing factors, such as steroid injection. In this report, we highlight an unusual clinical presentation of a segmental rupture of the Achilles tendon without any underling predisposing factor and without direct trauma. Herein, we discuss its mechanism. Twelve months after surgical repair with open technique, this patient became fully functional again in daily activity.
Keywords : Achilles tendon, Rupture, Tendon injuries


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