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Ultrasound for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Combined with physical exam (+ Thompson's test), here's a a quick, cheap, readily available way to assess dynamic motion and contralateral evaluation for possible Achilles tendon rupture. The answer may not be definitive without further MRI, but perhaps get Ortho's attention without a formal radiograph.

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Intern Report Collection, Vol. 5

Our ongoing intern report series is the product of first-year EM residents at UT Southwestern exploring clinical questions they have found to be particularly intriguing. For med students & junior residents – if you haven’t encountered these issues yet, you will!