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Achilles Tendon Rupture Clinical Case Challenge Medscape

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Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/404350

Description: The differential diagnosis for ruptured Achilles tendon may not be readily forthcoming if edema exists and there are indifferent responses to various manual testing procedures. Ultrasonography may be needed to establish the diagnosis and to determine the apposition of the ruptured tendon ends. This case challenge highlights a patient typical of those presenting with Achilles rupture and provides a discussion of the factors involved in determining the differential diagnosis and selecting the appropriate therapy, individualized to the patient's needs.
Medscape Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine eJournal 5(3), 2001 Donald Johnson, MD, Moreno Morelli, MD

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Author/Contact: Donald Johnson, MD, Moreno Morelli, MD
Institution: Medscape
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Language: English

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