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Other than a traumatic insult, what could cause a spontaneous rupture of the anterior tibial tendon?

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In brief: Chronic inflammation

The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon).
This can cause weakening of the tendon, linear tears within the tendon and eventual rupture due to the weakening.

In brief: Chronic inflammation

The anterior tibial tendon and other tendons can have chronic inflammation due to strain and fatigue (over-use of the tendon).
This can cause weakening of the tendon, linear tears within the tendon and eventual rupture due to the weakening.
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Dr. Gary Ridge
Podiatry

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes and certain metabolic diseases weaken the tissues.
The spontaneous injury.

In brief: Diabetes

Diabetes and certain metabolic diseases weaken the tissues.
The spontaneous injury.
Dr. Gary Ridge
Dr. Gary Ridge
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