Pronounced: ah-KILL-ees TEN-dun RUP-choorEn Español (Spanish Version)
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. A rupture occurs when there is a tearing or separation of the tendon fibers. An Achilles heel rupture leads to loss of normal function. Treatment depends on the severity of the rupture.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
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Last reviewedMarch 2013by John C. Keel, MD
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