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Spontaneous tendon ruptures in patients treated by chronic hemodialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  598079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients with renal failure treated by chronic hemodialysis tend to spontaneous tendon ruptures. In five out of 35 patients, 8 ruptured tendons have been found--four quadriceps and four finger tendon ruptures. Finger tendon ruptures are usually ignored by the patients because of the low disabling factor in the presence of more vital problems. Secondary hyperparathyroidism was found in all patients who had tendon ruptures and may possibly be the major disposing factor. The patients with tendon ruptures in our series were significantly younger than those without ruptures and had been treated for a longer period of time by hemodialysis, indicating that, whatever the reason for the ruptures, it seems to be a time-related phenomenon.
G Morein; Z Goldschmidt; M Pauker; M Seelenfreund; J B Rosenfeld; A Fried
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-29     Completed Date:  1978-03-29     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hyperparathyroidism / complications
Muscular Diseases / etiology*
Renal Dialysis* / adverse effects
Rupture, Spontaneous

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