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Scand J Med Sci Sports. 1997 Jun;7(3):191-3.

Conservative treatment of a partial Achilles tendon rupture with an intratendinous lesion.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Frederlkssund Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.


The Achilles tendon is a common site of acute and overuse injuries in runners. A case is described here in which the diagnosis of a post-traumatic intratendinous lesion was based on clinical examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and where conservative treatment was given. After a 6 months follow-up, symptoms as well as the MRI verified that intra-tendinous structural abnormalities had disappeared. This case report demonstrates that conservative treatment may be sufficient to cure Achilles injury with severe structural changes inside the tendon.

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