Achilles tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Sudden pain and audible snap in the heel while playing squash 2 days before the examination.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Disruption of Achilles tendon. The proximal stump has been retracted towards the muscle belly.

Case Discussion

Complete rupture with adapted ends and profuse hematoma.

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Case information

rID: 17618
Published: 30th Apr 2012
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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