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Green Bay, WI
A 28-year-old male asked:

How far does the achilles tendon ascend in the leg? what is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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