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Risk Factors for Rupture of the Achilles Tendon

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for risk factors associated with rupture of the Achilles tendon.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

S86.0

Description:

Rupture of the Achilles tendon may be idiopathic, but often one or more risk factors are present. To prevent the initial episode, and more importantly to prevent a recurrence, identification of risk factors with correction of modifiable factors is necessary.

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