We determined the incidence of a total Achilles tendon rupture in the city of Oulu and changes over the 16-year period 1979-1994.
During this time, 110 ruptures occurred.
The incidence increased from 2 ruptures/105 inhabitants in 1979-1986 to 12 in 1987-1994, with a mean of 7. The peak annual incidence, 18, was recorded in 1994.
The incidence was highest in the age group 30-39 years.
Male dominance was 5.5 : 1, and 81% of the ruptures were related to sports, with 88% occurring in ball games.
The mean age was significantly lower for the sports injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rupture tissu, Tendon Achille, Homme, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Finlande, Europe, Membre inférieur, Cheville, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Juxtaarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tissue rupture, Tendo calcaneus, Human, Incidence, Epidemiology, Finland, Europe, Lower limb, Ankle, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Juxtaarticular disease, Trauma
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