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Image IQ: Achilles Tendon Tear


Patient presents with an Achilles tendon tear.

The patient was diagnosed as having a partial tear of the Achilles tendon.

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Key Take-aways: Based on these sagittal plane MR images, discontinuity and focal hyperintensity can be seen at the distal Achilles tendon. This is consistent with partial tears of the tendon. In addition, the images also visualize parts of the Achilles tendon that remains intact.

Case submitted by: Araceli Cabanillas, M.D., musculoskeletal radiologist, to the radRounds Radiology Network.

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