Achilles tendon tear


Doctor's Information

Name : maryam
Family : noori
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Patient's Information

Gender : Female
Age : 42


Case Section

Muskuloskeletal System


Clinical Summary

A 42-year-old man is referred for further evaluation about leg pain and swelling after athletic injury.




Imaging Procedures and Findings

A 42-year-old man with leg pain and swelling after athletic injury further evaluated using MRI. Performed MRI study revealed hyperintensity at the site of Achilles tendon related to muscular hematoma & tendinous gap.



Athletic activity in middle-aged male is a common cause (Forced dorsiflexion of foot against contracting force or eccentric loading in a sudden stretch). Direct trauma causes rupture at the myotendinous junction. Normal Achilles tendon is of uniform hypointensity. Partial Tear of the Achilles Tendon shows no tendinous gap.


Final Diagnosis

Complete Tear of the Achilles tendon



Diagnostic Imaging Orthopedics, David W. Stoller. MD. FACR, Phillip F.J. Tirman. MD, Miriam A. Bredella. MD, et al. Fundamental of diagnostic radiology, William E. Brant, Clyde A. Helms.


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