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Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    Achilles Tendon Ruptures

    The Achilles tendon represents the insertion of the calf muscle onto the heel bone. It is important for strength with push off of the foot with walking, running and jumping. Ruptures of this tendon typically occur in men more than women in their 30’s to 50’s. These injuries can be treated non-operatively with casting and bracing or with surgery to repair the tear. Surgery is often recommended for healthy, active people as the re-rupture rate is lower with this form of treatment.