Achilles tendon tear (type II)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Acute onset of pain in the distal rear right leg during a 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 and quickly assessed by ultrasound.   

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Case information

rID: 11022
Published: 9th Oct 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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