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Atraumatic bilateral Achilles tendon rupture: an association of systemic steroid treatment.
  1. R A Kotnis,
  2. J C Halstead,
  3. P J Hormbrey
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


    A case of bilateral Achilles tendon rupture associated with steroid use is reported. This case illustrates the importance of taking a thorough drug history in cases of tendon rupture. In lower limb tendon rupture all patients, especially those on steroids, should be warned of the increased risk of contralateral injury.

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