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Gastrocnemius tendon avulsion

Synonym(s): Gastrocnemius tendon rupture, Achilles tendon rupture

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, Susan Rackard

Introduction

  • Avulsion from calcaneus with/without intact superficial digital flexor tendon.
  • Signs: variable hyperflexion of hock and digits - may become bilateral; may not present as acute injury - marked tendon thickening common.
  • Treatment: hold hock in extension +/- surgical repair/resection and repair.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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