MRI Achilles Flashcards
What is the most frequently ruptured tendon in the human body?
The achilles tendon
What were the three clinical tests used for achilles tendon rupture in this paper?
Thompson squeeze test
Resting ankle tension
Palpable achilles tendon defect
What were the four indications for FHL transfer following achilles repair?
Gapping after primary repair
Insufficient quality of tendon attributable to injury
Rupture gap greater than 3cm requiring lengthening.
At what rupture gapping measuremnt must the FHL be used?
greater than 3 cm.
Must use a V-Y lengthening if there is a 3-5 cm rupture gap.
Of the three physical exam tests for achilles tendon rupture, which is most sensitive?
the thompson test!
Has the highest sensitivity and specificity.
What is the Matles test?
Tests resting tension within the achilles tendon.