Spontaneous tendon ruptures in patients on chronic dialysis.

  title={Spontaneous tendon ruptures in patients on chronic dialysis.},
  author={Nicola Louise Jones and Carl M. Kjellstrand},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={28 6},
Large tendon rupture is a rare catastrophic occurrence in dialysis patients. Pathogenesis of this has been variably thought to be due to malnutrition, insufficient dialysis, amyloidosis, chronic acidosis, or hyperparathyroidism. We investigated contributory causes and timing of this complication in 44 dialysis patients (42 hemodialysis and two peritoneal dialysis patients). Five cases were our own; the other 39 were reported in the literature during the last two decades. Data were compared with… CONTINUE READING