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Missed Medial Malleolar Fracture Associated With Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Case Report and Literature Review

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Elsevier - WB Saunders
DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.09.027
  • Ankle
  • Diagnosis
  • Injury
  • Post-Traumatic Arthrosis
  • Medicine


Abstract A 45-year-old man sustained an Achilles tendon rupture while playing futsal. A concomitant medial malleolar fracture was not diagnosed until the patient underwent an operation for Achilles tendon repair. A routine postoperative radiograph showed a minimally displaced medial malleolar fracture. Conservative treatment was chosen for the fracture. The function of the Achilles tendon recovered well, and the fracture was united. A medial malleolar fracture can be missed when an Achilles tendon rupture occurs simultaneously. Thus, surgeons should consider the possibility of medial malleolar fracture associated with an Achilles tendon rupture.

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