Achilles tendon rupture


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Achilles tendon rupture

; TAR loss of TA continuity due to trauma or as the endpoint of untreated Achilles tendinitis, presenting as an acute, chronic or acute on chronic condition
  • acute TAR rupture of the TA 2-5 cm superior to its insertion; characterized by immobility, severe pain, bruising, swelling and a palpable 'dip' in tendon continuity; the patient cannot plantarflex the ankle joint; single-leg raise and Thompson's tests are positive; immediate first-aid treatment includes RICE(P) and immobilization, with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs beginning 48-72 hours postinjury; most cases require surgery to reapproximate the separated tendon and immobilization (with the ankle joint at 90°) for 4-6 weeks, then a further 4-6 weeks of intensive physiotherapy

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