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J Korean Foot Ankle Soc. 2017 Jun;21(2):75-78. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.14193/jkfas.2017.21.2.75
Chun DI , Won SH , Lee SH , Cho J .
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. hohotoy@nate.com
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.

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