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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Sintenie, "Results of surgical versus non-surgical treatment of Achilles tendon rupture," International Orthopaedics, vol.
This was a case series in which we performed open surgical repair of Achilles tendon ruptures.
To find out how quickly the Achilles tendon can regenerate, the research group used a somewhat unusual combination of competences - and adopted a positive approach to the many nuclear tests carried out during the Cold War.
He was very tender over the Achilles tendon about 5 cm above the low edge of the calcaneum.
A 77-year old female presented with chronic pain of 8 months duration in the midportion of the right achilles tendon.
A bull was treated for rupture of Achilles tendon by applying Bunnell mayer suture pattern using 1.
It should be noted that the Achilles tendon defect was solved by positioning and suturing the fascio flap to the two proximal stumps and distal of the tendon.
The Achilles tendon is essential for normal ankle joint movement and particularly critical for activities like running or jumping and climbing [19].
LUCKY BREAK Julie Stout slipped and snapped her Achilles tendon while dancing in celebration at winning a marketing award.
The sheath is stripped off the Achilles tendon to allow more blood to get to it.
Sky Blues striker Leon McKenzie is carried off with a suspected ruptured Achilles tendon after collapsing in agony during Saturday's game against Birmingham.