rupture verb definition in Injuries topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

rupture

 verb: Injuries topic
[transitive, intransitive] rupture (something/yourself) (medical) to burst or break apart something inside the body; to be broken or burst apart a ruptured appendix He ruptured himself (= got a hernia) trying to lift the piano. Barnes played his first game since rupturing an Achilles tendon five months ago.