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Br J Sports Med. 1995 December; 29(4): 274–275.
PMCID: PMC1332242

Spontaneous rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament after anabolic steroids.


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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