achilles rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles tendon ruptures are quite dramatic when they happen. There may be an audible snap heard at the back of the leg. Videos of it occurring are all over YouTube and it mostly occurs in older athletes and in sports such as tennis or basketball where there is a sudden explosion of effort. There is certainly a loss of power and you can not raise up on to your toes. Some drugs can cause an Achilles tendon rupture or predispose to it.

Achilles tendon ruptures are usually treated conservatively with a walking brace or with surgery. All the research between the two approaches points to the long term outcomes between the two approaches being about the same, so the treatment is going to come down to your preferences and the preferences of the consulting physicians as to which is best for you. The research shows that the sooner you get back on your feet the better with early weightbearing regardless of the method used to treat it, you will do better over the long term.


Bestseller No. 1
Aircast AirSelect Standard Walker Brace / Walking Boot, Medium
  • Features a durable, semi-rigid shell that helps support the limb while providing full-shell protection. Selector dial - Nylon
  • SoftStrike technology absorbs and dissipates shock, while the lightweight and lab-tested rocker sole combine to encourage a natural gait
Bestseller No. 2
DonJoy MaxTrax Walker Brace / Walking Boot, Large , Black
  • Designed to increase stability following trauma or post-operative procedures including stress fractures of the lower leg and soft tissue injuries
  • Cushioned inner and outer sole provides shock absorption which helps improve comfort during ambulation
Bestseller No. 3
Aircast SP (Short Pneumatic) Walker Brace / Walking Boot, Pediatric
  • This short pneumatic walking brace is a removable cast with air cell cushions that protect and support the foot during recovery
  • Ample room for dressings without sacrificing comfort; The low rocker sole promotes a natural ambulation for improved mobility
Bestseller No. 4
Aircast FP Walking Brace-Large
  • Specifically designed to provide mobility, protection and pneumatic support for day-to-day activities while recovering from injury
  • Intended for stable fractures of the foot and ankle, severe ankle sprains, soft tissue injuries, forefoot and midfoot injuries, bunionectomies and post-operative use
Bestseller No. 5
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
  • ✅ DOCTOR-APPROVED RECOVERY: CAM Fracture Walking Boot is your ideal choice during your recovery process. Our Medical Walking Boot is design for conditions such as stress fractures, post op recovery, sprains, soft tissue injuries, bunions and more.
  • ✅ ADJUSTABLE & VERSATILE: Easy-to-use medical-grade Velcro with an open-toe area ensures maximum airflow. Fits both left or right foot.

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See also:
Kevin Durant Achilles Tendon Rupture
O’Brien Needle Test for an Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles tendon rupture (over 100 abstracts of research on Achilles tendon ruptures)