Major tendon ruptures are rare, with an Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) being the most frequent type. Reported cases most commonly involve male recreational athletes who have increased body mass indexes and are between ages 30 and 50 years. We describe two male athletes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association who underwent surgical repair for treating an ATR associated with running-related activities. In contrast to other cases, both patients had normal body mass indexes. These two cases identify high-level athletes who underwent operative Achilles tendon repair and returned to their sport at a similar level or high level of post-college athletic activity with promising strength and function.
Hardy, Lisa; Michele Bliss; Garyn Worrall; and James Slauterbeck. "Achilles Tendon Ruptures in Two Male Athletes in NCAA Division I: Report of Two Cases." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 8, 1 (2019). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol8/iss1/15