Achilles tendon ruoture/re-rupture ?
1.5 years after Haglund surgery (Achilles detached,spur removed Achilles re-attached with anchors), I had full-thickness tear of the Achilles tendon with the tendon stump retracted superiorly by approximately 4.4 cm from its calcaneal insertion site. Allograft was performed. Now 3 weeks after Allograft surgery, while non-weight bearing (ankle casted in neutral position no wedges) Achilles tendon re-ruptured again while at resting position. MRI shows complete full thickness tear of Achilles tendon from its insertion and is retracted 4.5 cm. I was reading about AT ruptures and found that ruptures are common in the watershed band but not common in insertion site. What could be causing this?
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