Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ruptured Achilles Tendon Evaluation

The evaluation of an Achilles tendon rupture begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with an Achilles tendon rupture include:

Tests are usually not necessary to make the diagnosis of an Achilles tendon rupture.

Tests that may be used to evaluate an Achilles tendon rupture include:

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Last Updated: Sep 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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