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Spontaneous rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament after anabolic steroids.
  1. B J Freeman,
  2. G D Rooker
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucestershire, UK.


    Anabolic steroids remain popular among body builders and power athletes despite numerous warning about their side effects. A case of spontaneous rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament is reported in a bodybuilder taking steroids. While there are many published reports of tendon rupture associated with steroid intake, the authors could find no report relating to ligament disruption.

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