Achilles tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


During a basketball game, he developed sudden pain and swelling at the ankle, with limitation of movement.

Patient Data

Age: 46 years
Gender: Male

Achilles tendon rupture

On the sagittal images, there is complete disruption of the Achilles tendon fibers, with a large gap filled with high signal edema. The ends of the tendon are retracted and thickened.
The gap is measured to be about 3.8 mm, making it a type III tear.

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Case information

rID: 39609
Published: 13th Sep 2015
Last edited: 13th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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