Achilles tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Trauma to posterior aspect of distal leg - ankle - 2 mths back.

Patient Data

Age: 40 - 45 yrs
Gender: Male

Radiograph - Calcaneal spurs. Thinning of achillis tendon shadow in distal leg . Near calcaneal insertion  tendon shadow shows thickening.


Ultrasound :  Complete tear of achillis tendon is noted approximately  6 cm away from insertion site. Defect ( Gap between two tendon edges ) is 5 cm on at rest ( without planter / dorsiflexion ). Retracted tendon shows thickening. Tendon at inertion site shows normal echopattern.  

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Case information

rID: 18551
Published: 12th Jul 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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