Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Tarsus: Achilles tendon laceration

Synonym(s): Common calcaneal tendon laceration

Contributor(s): Prof Mark Rochat

Introduction

  • Signs: plantigrade hock posture with stifle hyperextension. The toes may flex if the superficial digital flexor tendon is intact.
  • Cause: history of trauma.
  • Treatment: primary tendon repair if acute case.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma - tendon injury due to penetrating trauma, laceration, or occasionally blunt trauma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Reinke J D, Kus S P (1982) Achilles mechanism injury in the dog. Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 4 (8), 639-645 VetMedResource.


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