Tendon rupture

Dr Subhan Iqbal and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Tendon tear and ruptures are common and sometimes disabling injuries. They can occur within the midsubstance or be an avulsion injury.


The pathophysiology of tendon tears and ruptures is uncertain but is thought to be the end-point of tendinopathy in most cases. 



In theory, any tendon can potentially rupture but more common locations include:

Article information

rID: 69904
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tendon tear

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: extensor pollicis longus rupture
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  • Case 2
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