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.


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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)