A 32-year-old male asked:
What is the definition or description of: tendon rupture?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Discontinuity: A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this mechanism can be disrupted.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2016
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