Bilateral Achilles Tendon Rupture Following Local Corticosteroid Infiltration: A Report of Rare Case

Document Type : Case Report


Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic, Thai Binh Medical University Hospital, Thai Binh 410000, Vietnam



Background: The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. Local infiltration is recognized to be cost-saving and effective in treating musculoskeletal pain. However, using corticosteroids in the long term can lead to adverse consequences such as osteoporosis, immunosuppressive effect, or tendon rupture.
Case presentation: In this paper, we reported a case with bilateral Achilles tendon rupture following corticosteroid treatment. When Achilles tendon rupture occurs, surgical treatment is necessary to rehabilitate Achilles tendon function and avoid severe complications.
Conclusion: This report reviewed a case of bilateral Achilles tendon rupture following corticosteroid treatment precautions which should be considered.