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Does a full-thickness tear of the achilles tendon mean a complete rupture? or does it mean that there is a tear going though the entire tendon depth?

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Rupture is just that it is no longer attached but you can have a full thickness tear but still have some connection at a different point. Ask the doc who ordered the scan.

Answered Jan 5, 2019

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Dr. Scott Keith answered

Specializes in Podiatry

To me both descriptions are one in the same. There can many ways to describe the same injury, often based on personal preference and what would most easily be understood by a patient.

Answered Nov 27, 2017

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