Achilles tendon


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Achilles tendon

the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone

Achilles tendon

[ə′kil·ēz ′ten·dən]
(anatomy)
The tendon formed by union of the tendons of the calf muscles, the soleus and gastrocnemius, and inserted into the heel bone.
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Lorens will give an overview of the protocol used to help a Division I gymnast with a torn Achilles tendon return to the sport she loves.
There are different ways to repair an Achilles tendon rupture," says John G.
manager Rob Edwards, said: "Matt has hurt his Achilles tendon quite badly.
Tears to the Achilles tendon are notoriously difficult to overcome, despite the advances in surgical procedures in recent years.
Research results now surprisingly show that the Achilles tendon remains the same throughout adult life.
The Achilles tendon of the right hind limb was exposed under deep anesthetic surgery using combinations of acepromazine maleate (0.
A MARKETING executive had plenty of time to research the launch of her company after she tripped and snapped the Achilles tendon in her leg when celebrating an award.
In ancient Homo sapiens, as in people today, a short lower heel stretched the Achilles tendon taut, say anthropologist David Raichlen of the University of Arizona in Tucson and his colleagues.
Summary: David Beckham says he is doing well after an operation on his ruptured Achilles tendon.
HELSINKI: David Beckham has thanked the surgeon who operated on his Achilles tendon and said he was looking forward to returning to full fitness as soon as possible.
I am suffering from tendonosis in the left Achilles tendon.
The Coventry City forward was carried off with a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon, which, if confirmed, will require surgery and a recovery of anything up to nine months.