Achilles Tendon Rupture

Ruptured Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. In an Achilles tendon rupture, the tendon is completely torn.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Current as ofNovember 29, 2017

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