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How is an Achilles tendon rupture treated?

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. A rupture of the tendon means the tendon has torn or separated. Establishing the extent of your injury will help your doctor determine whether to pursue surgical repair of the tendon or nonsurgical interventions such as casting, bracing or splinting. Surgical repair is often recommended for those with active lifestyles.

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