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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 519819, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/519819
Case Report

Tug-of-War Injuries: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX 79905, USA

Received 18 April 2014; Accepted 12 October 2014; Published 28 October 2014

Academic Editor: Quamar Bismil

Copyright © 2014 Pranit N. Chotai and Amr A. Abdelgawad. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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