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