Sprains and Strains Topic Guide
Achilles Tendon Rupture The Achilles tendon, or tendon calcaneus, is a large ropelike band of fibrous tissue in the back of the ankle that connects the powerful calf muscles to the heel bone. Symptoms and signs of an Achilles tendon rupture include sudden, severe pain, the sound of a loud pop, swelling, and a gap 2 inches above the heel bone. Treatment may include surgery, casting, and physical therapy.
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