Achilles tendon tear - complete

Case contributed by Dr Pierre VIala


Posterior ankle acute pain after sport. Previous chronic pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


T2 fluid-like high signal gap in the Achilles tendon moderate T2 high signal of the ends of the tendon related to pre-existent tendinopathy. Sagittal T1 shows intermediate T1 signal in the location of the tear.

Case Discussion

Complete tear of Achilles tendon. Pre-existent tendinopathy.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 27366
Published: 31st Jan 2014
Last edited: 2nd Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.