Rupture of Achilles tendon
Patients may feel a sudden pain in the posterior ankle while running or jumping and may hear or feel a large "pop."
Risk factors include the use of fluoroquinolones, the use of steroids (anabolic or anti-inflammatory), and Achilles tendonitis / tendinopathy.
Achilles tendon rupture rarely has been reported in children.
M66.869 – Spontaneous rupture of other tendons, unspecified lower leg
429513001 – Rupture of Achilles tendon
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