Epidemiology of Achilles tendon rupture in the US

The etiology of Achilles tendon rupture is multifactorial, but the injury occurs most frequently in the athletic population. Clini­cians still miss 24 percent of ruptures acutely, particularly in older patients, those in whom sports was not the causative mechanism, and those with high BMIs.

The etiology of Achilles tendon rupture is multifactorial, but the injury occurs most frequently in the athletic population. Clini­cians still miss 24 percent of ruptures acutely, particularly in older patients, those in whom sports was not the causative mechanism, and those with high BMIs.

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Epidemiology of Achilles tendon rupture in the US