Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022
medpix case - achilles tendon rupture "medpix case - achilles tendon rupture", by Original Source: Dana G. Borgeson; Author: Dana G. Borgeson (Naval Medical Center Portsmouth); Approved By: Valentine W. Curran (Naval Medical Center Portsmouth);. The tendon signal, typically black on all sequences, is clearly diminished in its more distal course, on the T1-weighted image. There is some question of residual connection posteriorly, on this view, however. The T2 image...

Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that impacts the rear of your lower leg. The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the rear of your calf to your heel bone. If you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can tear completely or just partially. If your Achilles tendon ruptures, you might hear a pop, complied with by a prompt pain in the back of your ankle joint and lower leg that is likely to influence your ability to walk effectively. For lots of people, however, nonsurgical therapy works just as well. Seek medical advice immediately if you hear a pop in your heel, especially if you can't stroll appropriately afterward. It connects your calf muscle mass to your heel bone. A total tear with the tendon is called an Achilles tendon rupture. Seek treatment right away if you: Hear a loud "pop" or breaking sound; Have the sensation of being struck hard in the rear of the leg; Are not able to stand on your toes, bend your foot downward, or stroll normally. An ultrasound may be done. Ultrasound uses acoustic waves to produce a picture of the injured area. A person with a burst Achilles tendon may experience several of the following: Sudden pain in the rear of the ankle or calf, frequently subsiding into a plain ache; A standing out or breaking sensation; Swelling on the back of the leg between the calf bone and the heel; Difficulty walking and problem rising up on the toes.

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