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Tarsus: Achilles tendon laceration

Synonym(s): Common calcanean tendon laceration

Contributor(s): Noel Fitzpatrick, Rosanna Marsella, Prof Mark Rochat

Introduction

  • Cause: trauma.
  • Signs: plantigrade hock posture with stifle hyperextension.The toes may flex if the superficial digital flexor tendon is intact.
  • Treatment: primary tendon repair if acute case.
  • Prognosis: variable.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma - tendon injury due to penetrating trauma, laceration, or occasionally, blunt trauma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Cervi M, Brebner N, Liptak J (2010) Short- and long-term outcomes of
    primary Achilles tendon repair in cats: 21 cases.
     Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 23 (5), 348-353 PubMed.


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