Chronic Achilles tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Slip off curb over 3 months ago, complained of immediate heel pain and gait difficulty.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years

Complete Achilles tendon tear with a distal stump and retraction of the proximal end. Organized hematoma 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: 30th May 2020
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