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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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Its hard to say without an examination and knowing a lot more detail re the actually surgical technique used - but the Haglunds surgery would have put your tendon at increased risk for this happening.

If you are inclined there is 9 pages and over 240 posts on every bit of reaerch in the last 7 yrs on achilles ruptures here:
http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/showthread.php?t=13205

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