ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE
A ruptured Achilles tendon need surgical surgery, and the sooner the better. The Achilles tendon is the biggest in the human body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel.......
A ruptured Achilles tendon need surgical surgery, and the sooner the better. The Achilles tendon is the biggest in the human body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel. Achilles tendon rupture is prevalent in athletics; it feels like you were kicked, and then you have pain and ankle weakness. Although you may feel the rip, our doctors want an MRI and a visit as soon as possible. If you are medically fit for surgery, you should expect an MRI and a surgeon visit the day following the injury, followed by surgery the next day.
The Achilles tendon is roughly the thickness of a celery stalk. The Achilles tendon pushes the heel up as the calf muscles contract, levering the midfoot and toes downward. Walking, running, and leaping all need this action.
Achilles tendon ruptures are quite prevalent in weekend warriors aged 30 to 50 who participate in sports such as diving, tennis, basketball, and track. Accidents can also result in Achilles tendon ruptures. The injured leg is frequently the one opposite your dominant hand; for example, right-handed persons commonly rupture their left Achilles tendon. The majority of persons who have an Achilles tendon rupture describe feeling kicked, followed by heel pain, trouble walking, and swelling.
Ruptures are most commonly found in the substance of the tendon (a few inches above the heel) or at the heel itself. When the tendon ruptures at the heel, it rips away from the heel, taking a small bit of bone with it.