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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I'm most concerned about ankle instability and strained Achilles tendons.
Over 250,000 Americans experience injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament or Achilles tendon each year.
Our studies show that the building blocks that made up your Achilles tendons when you were seventeen years old are virtually the same when you're fifty," Heinemeier added.
Functional loading augments the initial tensile strength and energy absorption capacity of regenerating rabbit Achilles tendons.
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.
He advises diabetic patients who have developed foot ulcers to see a foot and ankle surgeon to determine if the Achilles tendons surgery is appropriate for them.
At surgery, a complete rupture of both Achilles tendons was confirmed (Fig.
Russia's Evgeni Krylov crawls off the mat after tearing his Achilles tendon during the floor exercise.
First, patients with ruptured Achilles tendons undergo surgery where the damaged, fibrous tissue in the Achilles tendon is removed and then a new method of suturing is used where a series of single locking-loop stitches secure tendon ends to bone by tying the sutures to a staple or screw.
819) showed that the Achilles tendons of rabbits treated with ArthroCare's (Nasdaq:ARTC) TOPAZ(TM) microdebridement procedure using Coblation(R) technology resumed a normal appearance 90 days after treatment.
Researchers studied the Achilles tendons from people who had lived during the carbon-14 bomb pulse peak, and found that the high carbon-14 levels of this period had remained in the tendon tissue for decades after.
BLACKBURN boss Graeme Souness fears Henning Berg's career may be over because of an Achilles tendon injury.