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BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation

, 1:18

First Online: 31 July 2009Received: 29 May 2009Accepted: 31 July 2009

Abstract

The complete isolated rupture of the popliteus tendon has been described as a rare injury and this report describes the case of a 31-year-old soccer player who sustained a partial rupture of the popliteus tendon during a game. The injury was suspected clinically and at MRI but confirmed only by the arthroscopic examination. The treatment consisted in open debridment with no tendon repair or augmentation. Seven weeks post-operation the patient was symptom-free and returned to competitive professional soccer at the same preinjury level. The clinical and arthroscopic findings of the case reported suggest a possible overuse disease with degenerative expression.

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Author: Pier Paolo Mariani - Fabrizio Margheritini

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