achilles rupture

Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon

Ruptures of the Achilles tendon are rather dramatic when they occur. There may be a snap that you can hear at the back of the leg. There are videos of it occurring on YouTube and most often it occurs in older athletes and in explosive sports such as tennis or basketball. There is a loss of strength and you can not raise up on to your toes on the ruptured side. Some drugs can predispose to an Achilles tendon rupture.

Achilles tendon ruptures are usually managed either with a walking brace or with surgery. All the research between the two methods over the long term outcomes show that outcomes are going to be about the same, so the treatment is going to come down to your choices and the preferences of the consulting physicians as to which is best approach for you. The science shows that the sooner you can get back on to your feet the better with early walking and exercise regardless of the method used to treat it the better will be the outcome.


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Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Brace / Walking Boot, Medium
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United Ortho USA14115 Short Air Cam Walker Fracture Boot, Medium, Black
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Brace Direct Air CAM Walker Fracture Boot Tall- Full Medical Recovery, Protection and Healing Walking Boot - Toe, Foot or Ankle Injuries, Fractures and Sprains DOCTOR RECOMMENDED BOOT
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Aircast FP (Foam Pneumatic) Walker Brace / Walking Boot, Large
  • Specifically designed to provide mobility, protection and pneumatic support for day-to-day activities while recovering from injury
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Jewlri Air Walker Boot Fracture Boot Short Walking Protective Boot Fits Left or Right Foot Ankle for Injuries Fractures Sprains Black L
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  • Attach with soft and thick insole, shock-absorbing, provide comfortable wear and also relief the pain and discomfort while walking, the liner is removable to wash in cold water

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See also:
O’Brien Needle Test for an Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles tendon rupture (over 1000 abstracts of recent research on Achilles tendon ruptures)