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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Achilles tendons were evaluated by radiologists with patients being in a prone position and the foot hanging over the edge of the examination bed in a relaxed position.
These scores indicate that neither group had pain or symptoms from their Achilles tendons.
Achilles tendon structure improves on UTC imaging over a 5-month pre-season in elite Australian football players.
1] for 14 wks did not change the CSA of the Achilles tendon or the collagen synthesis (4,13).
An attempt has been made to compare the fuctional outcome of popular tendon transfers in the management of chronic Achilles tendon rupture.
Of particular relevance is how hill running affects the Achilles tendon (AT), which is a common location for injuries in runners.
Diabetes has been shown to be associated with pathological changes in the Achilles tendon including rupture [6-8].
Many people are affected by injuries caused by straining the Achilles tendon and other tendons in the body.
On palpation of the affected limb ruptured achilles tendon indicated by easily movable cord like structure with a gap 1 inch was located, 2 inch dorsal to the point of hock.
The Achilles tendon were severed completely in longitudinal fashion and splitted using B.
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.