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Reossification of the Achilles Tendon: A Case Report

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  • 1 Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Turgut Özal Medical Center, Inonu University Medical School, Malatya Turkey.
  • | 2 Radiology Department, Inönü University, Medical Faculty, Malatya, Turkey.
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Fracture of an ossified Achilles tendon is a rare clinical entity. Reossification after removal of the bony fragment was reported in only one case previously. In this study, we present a 49-year-old man with a reossified Achilles tendon after the removal of a fractured and ossified Achilles tendon. Treatment of an ossified or fractured Achilles tendon should be selected on a patient-by-patient basis. Surgical treatment can be used when conservative treatment has failed. The possibility of reossification after surgical treatment, especially in patients with risk factors, should be kept in mind, and the patient should be informed about this possibility.

Corresponding author: Okan Aslantürk, MD, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Turgut Özal Medical Center, Inonu University Medical School, Elazig Yolu 15. km, 44280 Battalgazi, Malatya Turkey. (E-mail: okaslanturk@hotmail.com)