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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Lullove
Dr. Eric Lullove
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Dr. Robert Greer
Please see an Orthopedic Dr.A surgical repair may be best.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry

In brief: Most commonly it

Is from a foreceful motion with a sudden change in direction which applies a torque to the tendon.
Examples are a sudden change in direction when playing a sport such as tennis or basketball.

In brief: Most commonly it

Is from a foreceful motion with a sudden change in direction which applies a torque to the tendon.
Examples are a sudden change in direction when playing a sport such as tennis or basketball.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Dr. Brandon Macy
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