The Achilles tendon is prone to injury because the center of the tendon has poor circulation. For patients who are young and active in sports, or have demanding occupations that require a strong Achilles tendon, surgery is the treatment of choice. The surgery involves suturing the ruptured ends of the tendon back together and applying a splint for several weeks while the tendon heals. We use a published functional, rehabilitation Achilles Rupture Protocol.
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Below is an MRI revealing an Achilles tendon rupture with 16.9 mm gap. The Achilles tendon was repaired and the patient is doing very well after surgery.