Achilles tendon tear (type II)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Acute onset of pain in the distal rear right leg during soccer game. The patient reports feeling like he has been shot, kicked, or cut in the back of the leg.

Patient Data

Age: 32 years
Gender: Male

Ankle ultrasound

Full-thickness tear of the Achilles tendon with tendinous gap <3 cm.

Case Discussion

Achilles tendon lesions have a typical clinical presentation and are easily assessed by ultrasound.   

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Case information

rID: 11022
Case created: 9th Oct 2010
Last edited: 26th Jul 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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