Distribution of blood groups in patients with tendon rupture. An analysis of 832 cases

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1989 Mar;71(2):272-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.71B2.2494187.


We aimed to determine the distribution of the ABO and Rh blood groups in 832 patients with a tendon rupture. Among these, the frequency of blood group O (52.8%) was significantly higher than in the general population of Hungary (31.1%) and the frequency of group A was significantly lower. Of the 83 cases of multiple ruptures or re-rupture, 57 patients (68.7%) had group O blood. The dominance of group O was found for all sites of tendon rupture, but there was no significant association with the Rh groups. Individuals with blood group O appear to have an increased risk of tendon rupture.

MeSH terms

  • ABO Blood-Group System*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Rh-Hr Blood-Group System*
  • Risk Factors
  • Rupture
  • Tendon Injuries / blood*


  • ABO Blood-Group System
  • Rh-Hr Blood-Group System