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Simultaneous bilateral Achilles tendon ruptures associated with statin medication despite regular rock climbing exercise.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19897169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Ruptures of the Achilles tendon are common however simultaneous ruptures occur less frequently. Eccentric loading exercise programmes have been used to successfully treat Achilles tendinopathy. CASE REPORT: We report a case of simultaneous bilateral Achilles tendon rupture in a patient predisposed to rupture due to longstanding raised serum lipoprotein and recently introduced therapeutic statin medication. The patient was also a keen rock climber and had regularly undertaken loading exercise. CONCLUSION: This case illustrates that the therapeutic effect of mixed loading exercises for the Achilles tendon may not be adequate to overcome the predisposition to rupture caused by hyperlipidaemia and statin medication.
Michael R Carmont; Adrian M Highland; Christopher M Blundell; Mark B Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1873-1600     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther Sport     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-09     Completed Date:  2010-02-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940513     Medline TA:  Phys Ther Sport     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  150-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Sheffield Foot and Ankle Unit, the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / injuries*,  physiopathology
Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors / adverse effects*
Hyperlipidemias / complications,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Rupture / chemically induced*,  surgery
Weight-Bearing / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors

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