Pictorial review: the sonographic diagnosis of pathology in the Achilles tendon

Clin Radiol. 1993 Sep;48(3):202-6. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(05)80284-3.


This pictorial essay details Achilles tendon pathology using real-time sonography. Characteristic diagnostic images for tenosynovitis, acute and chronic tendinitis, peritendinitis, nodular tendinitis and complete and partial tendon ruptures are described. The anatomy of the Achilles tendon in relation to these diagnoses is discussed. Ultrasound is recommended as a useful first-line approach in imaging the Achilles tendon.

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / diagnostic imaging*
  • Achilles Tendon / pathology
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rupture / diagnostic imaging
  • Tendinopathy / diagnostic imaging
  • Tendinopathy / pathology
  • Tendon Injuries / pathology
  • Tenosynovitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Tenosynovitis / pathology
  • Ultrasonography