Disease Information for Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Achilles tendon Pain
Lower leg pain/unilateral
Sulcus along achilles tendon
Tearing/popping sensation back of leg
Thompson calf squeeze test abnormal
Unable to walk
Unable to Walk on Toes
Foot Pain
Heel Pain
Heel Pain/Posterior
Heel swelling
Heel warmth/tenderness
Unable to stand
Disease Progression
Course/Catastrophic presentation/onset
Onset/Abrupt/Sudden
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Forties adult
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Thrombophlebitis Arm/Deep Vein
Thrombophlebitis, deep vein
Associated Disease & Complications
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Tendonopathy
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Exercise/severe
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Muscle/tendon/extremities (category)
CLASS/Tendon disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
Definition

Abrupt tear rupture of achilles tendon usually from great force; surgery indicated; fall onto feet from great height is frequent cause; recurrence after repair especially fisrt year; More often in older patients on fluoroquinolones or carticosteroids

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