Neglected Achilles tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


The patient slipped off the curb more than 3 monts ago and complained of heel pain and gait problems.

Patient Data

Age: 65

Complete Achilles tendon tear with a distal stump and retraction of the proximal end. Organised haematoma in place of the normal tendon. Note the intact plantaris tendon inserting into the medial tuber calcanei.

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Case information

rID: 15262
Published: 5th Oct 2011
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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