Achilles Tendon Rupture Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

Achilles Tendon Rupture Test: Diagnosis and Treatment

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The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, also known as the calcaneus. If the Achilles tendon ruptures, a specific test can be done — the Achilles tendon rupture test, also called the Thompson test or calf squeeze test. Since the Achilles tendon is essential for walking and running, a tear necessitates starting treatment as soon as possible.

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