Achilles tendon rupture, complete

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


Ruptured his calcaneal tendon playing tennis.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Complete rupture of the distal calcaneal tendon with retraction and waviness of the proximal part, which shows pathological signal and surrounding inflammatory fullness. Few tendon fibers remain at the calcaneal insertion, whose proximal part is frayed and highly disorganized. The gap between the torn ends measures 9 mm across, while the distance between the proximal torn end and the preserved distal part of the tendon measures 3.2 cm across.

Subcutaneous edema surrounding the ankle.

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Case information

rID: 61601
Published: 10th Jul 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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