Achilles tendon tear

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Acute pain and difficulty with plantar flexion.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Selected images demonstrating an Achilles tendon tear, atypically located just above its insertion rather than at the critical zone, usually approximately 5cm above its insertion. Plantaris remains intact, as is often the case when it is present.

Annotated image

Plantaris tendon (blue arrow) remains intact. 

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Case information

rID: 2572
Published: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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