Presence of Bacteria in Spontaneous Achilles Tendon Ruptures.
Here is one to ponder, especially since we just did our last podcast on the achilles rabbit hole.
This study seems to only show correlation.
Which leaves us all with open ended questions, such as, was there a preceeding infectious vector ? Such as in this article here, albeit rare, where the infection likely came from elsewhere, seeded if you will ? (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24529751)
There are still some mysteries around achilles ruptures, but these articles suggest a preceeding infection seeding that might disrupt the tendon matrix might set the stage in some. Maybe.