Traumatic Achilles tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire


Stepped over while dancing at a night club. Had the leg stretched -out backwards when someone stepped on her accidentally. Presented with very painful ankle joint, expecially the posterior aspect. Unable to bear weight on it.

Patient Data

Age: 25

There is an almost complete tear of the Achilles tendon, with associated soft tissue edema.

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rID: 31289
Published: 4th Oct 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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