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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

, 7:59

First Online: 27 July 2006Received: 15 April 2006Accepted: 27 July 2006

Abstract

BackgroundAlthough ankle fractures and an Achilles tendon rupture are relatively frequent in isolation, their association in the same injury is uncommon.

Case presentationA 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.

ConclusionThis 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.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2474-7-59 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Nicola Maffulli - Paula J Richards

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