Traumatic Achilles tendon rupture

Case contributed by Arthur Daire


Sports injury. Hit with a a hockey stick accidentally. Very tender around the posterior aspect of the right ankle joint. Unable to walk on it.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

There is complete disruption of the Achilles tendon fibers consistent with complete rupture.

 No evidence of fracture or bone edema.

Annotated image

The arrow indicates the gap in the Achilles tendon from the complete tear, with the retracted ends.

Case Discussion

Complete traumatic rupture of the Achilles tendon is well demonstrated in this case.

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