CC BY-NC-ND-license · Joints 2015; 03(04): 218-220
DOI: 10.11138/jts/2015.3.4.218
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Traumatic bilateral Achilles tendon rupture in a young athlete treated with percutaneous tenorrhaphy

Armando Macera
Christian Carulli
Fabrizio Matassi
Carlo Veneziani
Massimo Innocenti
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15. September 2017 (online)


While rupture of the Achilles tendon is one of the most frequent injuries sustained in sports and physical activity, bilateral Achilles tendon rupture is uncommon. We present the case of a 33-year-old man who sustained a bilateral Achilles tendon rupture in the absence of predisposing factors. The lesions were managed by percutaneous tenorrhaphy and casting. Six months after surgery he was able to return to his daily-life activities and to perform light sports activity. The Authors review the current literature on the management of this rare condition in young people, with or without risk factors.