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Achilles Tendon Rupture (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Christopher C Nannini, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwest Medical Center.

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Previous contributing editors:

Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Anthony Anker, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Department, Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA

REFERENCE:

Klippel, J.H., et al. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. New York: Springer, 2008.


Last Editorial Review: 12/8/2011

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