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Achilles Tendon Rupture

March 8, 2010
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WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE? Achilles tendon rupture is where the large tendon in the back of the ankle ruptures. HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED? There is a sudden pain behind the ankle. Physical examination shows a gap in the tendon and squeezing the calf muscle does not result in movement of the foot. […]

Mallet Finger

March 1, 2010
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WHAT IS MALLET FINGER? Mallet finger occurs when the outermost joint of the finger is injured. With mallet finger, the tendon on the back of the finger is separated from the muscles it connects. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? Commonly an athletic injury where basketball and baseball players routinely experience jammed fingers, but the injury can […]