Ruptured Tendon (cont.)
Ruptured Tendon Symptoms and Signs
- An injury that is associated with the following signs or symptoms may be a tendon rupture.
- A snap or pop that you hear or feel
- Severe pain
- Rapid or immediate bruising
- Marked weakness
- Inability to use the affected arm or leg
- Inability to move the area involved
- Inability to bear weight
- Deformity of the area
- Symptoms associated with specific injuries
- Achilles tendon rupture: You will be unable to support yourself on your tiptoes on the affected leg (you may be able to flex your toes downward because supporting muscles are intact).
- Rotator cuff rupture: You will be unable to bring your arm out to the side.
- Biceps tendon rupture: You will have decreased strength of elbow flexion and decreased ability to raise the arm out to the side when the hand is turned palm up.
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