Maffulli, N and Richards, PJ (2006) Subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon and ipsilateral fracture of the medial malleolus. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7. 59 -?. ISSN 1471-2474

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BACKGROUND: Although ankle fractures and an Achilles tendon rupture are relatively frequent in isolation, their association in the same injury is uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION: A 38 year old male tree surgeon fell six meters from a tree, sustaining a subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon and an ipsilateral closed fracture of the medial malleolus. The injuries were diagnosed following clinical examination and imaging. CONCLUSION: This injury combination is infrequent, and management of the Achilles tendon rupture should take into account the necessity not to secondarily displace the fracture of the medial malleollus.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: accidental falls, achilles tendon, adult, ankle injuries, casts, surgical, humans, magnetic resonance imaging, male, orthopedic procedures, physical therapy modalities, radiography, tendon injuries, tibia, tibial fractures, treatment outcome
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 11:48
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017 11:48

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