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ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE
Running or practicing other physical activities and sports, can lead to an injury that causes damage to the back of the lower leg. This is known as Achilles Tendon Rupture. The Achilles Tendon is a chord that connects the heel bone with the calf bones. This affects the movement of the patient.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis will be done by an Orthopedic specialist who will ask about a pop or a snap at the time of the injury. This specialist will also put you through a physical examination and ask you to stand on tiptoe and report anything amiss when you do so. An MRI Scan may also be recommended.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE TREATED?
The treatment depends on various factors of the patient eg age, level of activity and other risk factors. A surgical treatment is recommended for complete tear and rupture however for the partial tear it could be non-surgical treatment. There are two types of surgeries open surgery and percutaneous surgery. The non-surgical treatment involves rehabilitation and short leg casts. This surgery can take 4-8 weeks to heal.
DID YOU KNOW?
Age, sports, steroid injections and antibiotics can increase the risk of contracting this condition.