J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2016 Mar;20(1):39-42. 10.14193/jkfas.2016.20.1.39.

Deep Vein Thrombosis after Achilles Tendon Repair: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. m3artist@hanmail.net


Achilles tendon rupture is thought to be increasing with participation in sports activities. Both operative and non-operative treatments of Achilles tendon rupture include a period of immobilization. Complications following treatment of the Achilles tendon rupture include recurrence of rupture, flexor weakness, infection, and wound problems. However, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after operative treatment of the Achilles tendon has not been reported. We report on a case of DVT after Achilles tendon repair.


Achilles tendon; Deep vein thrombosis; Complications; Repair; Intervention

MeSH Terms

Achilles Tendon*
Venous Thrombosis*
Wounds and Injuries


  • Figure 1. Magnetic resonance imaging of the left ankle. T2-weighted sagittal image (A) and coronal image (B) show partial transverse rupture of two third portion of fibular which is 7.5 cm distant from the calcaneal attachment site.

  • Figure 2. The intraoperative photo of left ruptured Achilles tendon. (A) Medial portion of the Achilles tendon was ruptured at mid calf. (B) After prolonged skin incision made.

  • Figure 3. Computed tomography venography shows thrombus (arrows). (A) Infrarenal inferior vena cava. (B) Left iliac vein. (C) Left popliteal vein.

  • Figure 4. Angiointervention. (A) Venous flow is blocked at inferior vena cava (IVC) (arrow). (B) IVC filter placement and filling of thrombus is found (arrow). (C) Venous flow is recovered after thrombus removal (arrow).



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