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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tear Vs Rupture

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I've been having Achilles pain, could I have a rupture or tear?

I've been having Achilles pain, could I have a rupture or tear?

Rapture...: A complete rupture of the achilles is a serious injury and one that would force you to seek emergency care. There are less serious, although still painful, conditions that can affect the achilles. Tendinitis, insertional tendinitis, tendinosis, partial tear.....These are all painful and become worse with activity. These can all become chronic problems. Best to have it looked at. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


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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?

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?

Semantics.: 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. ...Read more

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What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

Both are serious: Achilles tendon I believe is less serious because it could heal if treat it without surgery in a cast but the acl will not heal on it is own. ...Read more

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There is a grading systerm that gives a grade to the type of achilles rupture you have. Why would I not be given one?

There is a grading systerm that gives a grade to the type of achilles rupture you have. Why would I not be given one?

Partial or complete.: Simply stated, the tendon is either a partial tear or completely ruptured. The treatment varies, of course, on a host of factors. These factors Include, but are not limited to, severity, location, age, general health and activity levels. ...Read more

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What is ruptured achilles? How do you fix it?

Surgery: The majority of the time, in an active healthy person surgery is done to repair the torn edges of the tendon. Casting is usually reserved for patients who could not tolerate a surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to rupture my Achilles tendon?

Any injury is: Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state.
Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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How to tell if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

How to tell if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

See below: You would have swelling, pain, be able to feel a gap in the tendon, you would have foot slap on trying to walk and you would have difficulty pointing your toes downward. ...Read more

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How do I know if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

Gap and weakness: A gap that you can feel where your achilles should be in the back of your leg/ankle (compare with normal side), and weakness during foot pushoff are signs of a possible rupture.

Normally people describe being shot in the back of the leg with an achilles rupture.

Further clinical evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will confirm your suspicion. An MRI is not usually required. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

A few things...: Most people with ruptures experience pain, swelling and inability to flex the ankle in the direction of the sole of their foot. Some will see what appears to be a bruise at the site of the rupture. If you think you ruptured your achilles tendon I recommend you see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at: www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon ruptured/ripped, what should I do?

Achilles' ruptured: A complete tear of achilles' tendon will require surgery. The sooner the better to have surgery. Need to see a podiatrist right away. ...Read more

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Who do I see about a neglected Achilles tendon rupture?

See: A board cetified foot and ankle specialist. Will need MRI to determine extent of damage and if any surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

Depends: It depends if you let it heal by just immobilization or if you have surgery.
Surgery will usually speed up the healing process because the tendon is repaired, but this will still take about 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture need to fully recover?

About 6 months: Assuming surgical repair and 8 weeks of casting, it will likely take about 6 months but up to a year for full recovery. ...Read more

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Usually how long does it take for achilles' tendon rupture to heal?

Depends on treatment: May depend if you had surgical repair or just immobilization.
16 + weeks ...Read more

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How long does the pain from an Achilles tendon rupture usually last?

Depends: It depends on how it was treated. Conservative immobilization or surgery. ...Read more

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Can the soleus rupture *without* the Achilles tendon also rupturing?

??: I suppose it is possible ("anything is possible") but I have never seen it to the best of my recollection
a tear of the muscle belly though is perhaps more likely ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long a ruptured Achilles tendon will take to heal?

Does anyone know how long a ruptured Achilles tendon will take to heal?

Partial or total: If you have total rupture of achilles tendon, and have not had surgery, this will not really heal. The tendon needs to be reattached either with anchor or permanent sutures. If you have had surgery, then 12 weeks to be able to return back to daily activities. To get back to full exercise or sports, you will need a lot of rehab and longer time to heal (6 months). ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute and chronic Achilles tendon rupture?

Time difference: The difference between an acute and chronic achilles tendon rupture is the amount of time that has occurred since the injury. An acute rupture is one that has just occurred. Chronic ruptures are ones that are at least 4-6 weeks old. Acute ruptures are more easily treated with surgery, but both may be treated conservatively without surgery. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a ruptured Achilles tendon to heal?

Depends: It depends on how it is treated, immobilization or surgery.
Can be up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more

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Can MRI detect if there was an achilles rupture that healed many years ago, or would the MRI look normal?

Can MRI detect if there was an achilles rupture that healed many years ago, or would the MRI look normal?

Depends on injury: It depends on how long ago the injury was. The MRI could show thickening of the tendon, for several years after an injury, even after it has healed. ...Read more

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What takes longer a severed Achilles tendon or a ruptured one? My son was in an accident where a knife fell and sliced his Achilles tendon through

Severed: A rupture of the achilles tendon causes a mess in the area. It's like looking at spaghetti packed in grape jelly. It really should be repaired as opposed to casted. There are many techniques used to make sure it heals strong again. ...Read more

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I ruptured my Achilles Tendon on Monday and having an op this Wednesday, the current bandage/back plaster I have on is lose? Should I be concerned?

Achilles Tendon: Achilles Tendon ruptures can be painful. Are you having pain? It is best to see if you can tighten it the way it was. Check with your surgeon in case. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more