What Are Tendon Ruptures?

Tendon rupture is an injury in which a tendon wholly or partly separates from the tissue it’s attached to, or is itself torn or otherwise divided.

Tendons are fibrous tissues which attach muscle and bone throughout the body. Tendon ruptures are fairly uncommon injuries. Patients who suffer tendon ruptures generally suffer agonizing pain and are at risk of permanent injury, if medical treatment is not sought immediately.

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer personalized treatment plans for patients suffering from tendon ruptures. Our specialists are board certified in forefoot surgery and are among only a few Central Florida physicians board certified in reconstructive rear foot/ankle surgery. If you or a loved one are suffering from a tendon rupture, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.

What Are Tendon Treatment Options?

Treatment for a tendon rupture is dependent on the severity of the injury and the affected tendon. Ruptured tendons often require surgery. In less severe cases; compression, icing, physical therapy, medications and injections can be effective. A joint specialist is best suited to diagnose a tendon rupture and provide a tendon treatment plan.

What Are Common Tendon Rupture Symptoms?

  • Severe Pain
  • Inability to move affected area
  • Immediate discoloration and bruising
  • Patient often hears and/or feels a snapping or popping sensation

What is an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

A rupture of the Achilles tendon is one of the more common types of tendon ruptures. As the largest tendon in the human body, the Achilles tendon is very important to one’s balance and stability. Patients who suffer an Achilles tendon rupture experience severe pain and often require Achilles tendon surgery to repair the damage.

There are also less invasive methods of Achilles tendon treatment including: icing, anti-inflammatory medications, rehabilitation, taping or bracing, sports massages and more. Achilles tendon recovery is dependent on the health of the patient, and the severity of the injury.

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our joint specialists treat patients with injuries of the joints including ruptured tendons. From Achilles tendon treatment to Achilles tendon surgery; our specialists are here to help you through every step of the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process. If you are interested in learning more about your Achilles tendon treatment options, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.