Achilles tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Trauma while sports - 1 day before. Clinical diagnosis of achillis tear. No radiograph available.

Patient Data

Age: 45 - 50 yrs
Gender: Male
Ultrasound

Complete tear of achillis tendon is noted approximately  8 cm away from insertion site. Maximum gap between two tendon edges is 20 mm on dorsi flexion.  Distal tendon shows thickening ( 10 mm ) with mild hypoechoic echopattern - Mild tendinosis.

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Case information

rID: 18552
Case created: 12th Jul 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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