Achilles tendon disorders

Steven B. Weinfeld

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Achilles tendon disorders include tendinosis, paratenonitis, insertional tendinitis, retrocalcaneal bursitis, and frank rupture. Patients present with pain and swelling in the posterior aspect of the ankle. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound are helpful in confirming the diagnosis and guiding treatment. Nonsurgical management of Achilles tendon disorders includes nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, bracing, and footwear modification. Surgical treatment includes debridement of the diseased area of the tendon with direct repair. Tendon transfer may be necessary to augment the strength of the Achilles tendon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Achilles rupture
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Achilles tendon
  • Haglund deformity
  • Paratenonitis
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis
  • Tendinitis


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