Achilles injury or rupture evaluate for length and extent.
Long- and short-axis fat- and water-weighted images were performed
Tendinosis within an enlarged Achilles is associated with a massive rupture that is encased in either: a) The peripheral fibers of the Achilles as a thin rim. b) The paratenon. c) Fibrous tissue.
The length of the tear is measured by MRI at 7cm and tapers proximally.
The tear begins 2cm above the superior calcaneal protuberance.
Incidentally noted is small ankle effusion and mild to moderate midfoot arthrosis with subcortical erosions and pseudocysts.
Mild calcaneal periostitis and small inferior spur.
7cm long tear of the Achilles encased in a hypointense rim whose differential diagnosis is given and with a small tubular structure within most likely representing a well-developed residual persistent or untorn plantaris. See series 401 image 19 as an ex