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Achilles Tendon Rupture


  • Sudden, severe pain in the back of the ankle or calf
  • A popping or snapping sensation at the time of injury
  • Swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking or standing on the affected leg


  • Repetitive strain or degeneration of the Achilles tendon, common in older patients or in athletes who engage in sports that involve jumping or sudden changes in direction
  • A sudden, forceful contraction of the calf muscle, which can occur during activities such as running or jumping
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