Near-complete Achilles tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Acute severe posterior ankle pain

Patient Data

Age: 45 years old
Gender: Male

Achilles tendon rupture with retracted ends of its torn fibers, with a blood & fluid filled gap that measures about 2 cm.

Few remaining intact fibers are seen along its medial aspect.

Extensive calcaneus marrow edema.

Diffuse circumferential subcutaneous soft tissue edema (most evident along the anterior aspect)

Annotated image

Achilles tendon rupture with retracted ends of its torn fibers (yellow arrows).

Few remaining intact fibers are seen along its medial aspect (red arrow).

Case Discussion

This is a case of high grade partial thickness tear of the Achilles tendon.

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Case information

rID: 28925
Case created: 22nd Apr 2014
Last edited: 21st Jun 2016
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