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What does Fusiform thickening chronic and acute partial tear from the MRI suggest?

Hello, I suffered a parial tear of my left achilles at work. OJI clinic misdiagnosed as sprain. No imaging done. I continued to work 40 hrs week (work for airline, on my feet and walk 3+miles per shift) In Nov the pain in my achilles became acute. I finally got MRI thru OJI physician. Shows fusiform thickening chronic and acute partial tears. Some are old, others are newer. Spent 7 weeks in boot / crutches. Now no improvement in lump on achilles, stills burns and hurts if I use it while in boot. I am pushing for surgery (topaz ??) and docs keep want to see what it does . Am I in line wanting to get the achilles cleaned up so it can start to heal normally? I have scar tissue built up around the original tears and it feels like constant pressure in the tendon area. PRP has also been mentioned, I do not know much about it for Achilles injury. I am sure the six months of continuous injury is creating further problems.
Thu, 27 Feb 2020
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Hi,

It simply means you have Achilles tear multiple times and now there is a need of surgery to repair your tendo achillis. Please get the surgery done as soon as possible to avoid future complications

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon
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What does Fusiform thickening chronic and acute partial tear from the MRI suggest?

Hi, It simply means you have Achilles tear multiple times and now there is a need of surgery to repair your tendo achillis. Please get the surgery done as soon as possible to avoid future complications Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon