Achilles tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Direct blunt trauma to achilles region. C/o local pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 yrs
Gender: Female

There is complete tear of Achilles tendon approximately 30 mm away from insertion site.

Gap between two tendon edges is up to 37 mm on dorsi flexion. 

Distal most tendon shows normal echo-pattern.

Case Discussion

Findings of complete tear of achilles tendon. This corresponds with a type III Kuwada classification tear.

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Case information

rID: 39095
Published: 19th Aug 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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