Achilles tendon rupture

Case contributed by Amr Farouk


55 years old with ankle pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
  • Complete tear of the Achilles tendon at the insertion site with retraction of the cut edge for about 3 cm above its calcaneal insertion. The tendinous gap is measuring about 2.8 cm. The distal part of the superior torn portion appears thickened and swollen with abnormal intra-substance increased signal in all pulse sequences.
  • Edematous fat planes anterior to the distal portion of the tendon  
  • Mild ankle joint effusion is noted.

Case Discussion

Achilles tendon rupture.

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