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Achilles tendon rupture



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Achilles tendon rupture


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Achilles tendon rupture

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The Achilles tendon is a fibrous band of tissue that links the calf muscles to the heel bone, enabling us to walk, run, and jump. Achilles tendon rupture occurs when there is a complete disruption of this tendon, which mostly occurs as a result of physical injury. When this tendon ruptures, it can be extremely painful and difficult for one to walk.

The diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture is mainly a physical exam, even though MRI or ultrasound may be done for confirmation. The management mainly focuses on pain, and surgery for tendon repair is usually needed as a definitive treatment.