Paper| Volume 28, ISSUE 4, P311-313, May 1997

The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture in Copenhagen

  • N. Levi
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    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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      The incidence of Achilles tendon rupture in Copenhagen during an 18 year period, from 1978 to 1995 was studied. A total of 209 patients sustained 213 Achilles tendon ruptures (55 in women and 158 in men). The median age was 41 years. The overall incidence was Math Eq inhabitants/year.
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