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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This study was conducted to evaluate the regenerative effects of early and delayed injections of autologous PRP, at surgically injured Achilles tendon enthesis (ATE) in rabbits, 12 weeks after injury, using arrangement of collagen fibers as the determining parameter.
The Achilles tendon rupture is a serious injury and its incidence is 6-37 per one hundred thousand.1 The rupture point of tendon is often located 2~6cm above the tendon attachment point.
The muscle force of the GM was estimated by multiplying the measured torque by the relative contribution of the physiological cross-sectional area of the GM (18%) within the plantar flexor muscles (Kubo et al., 2002; Mahieu et al., 2009), and dividing by the moment arm (MA) of the triceps surae muscle, which was individually measured by tape measure as the distance between the malleolus lateralis and the Achilles tendon at rest at neutral ankle position (90[degrees]) (Konrad and Tilp, 2014a; Konrad and Tilp, 2014b; Konrad et al., 2015).
This knowledge will permit knowing the condition of patients by two clinical tests possible to perform during the first three months post-op, where no jumps or other activities are permitted due the risk or re-rupture of Achilles tendon.
Patients having diabetes, rheumatism, systemic inflammatory disorders and prolonged use of the Achilles tendon were excluded.
Diagnostic ultrasound (US) imaging is commonly used to diagnose Achilles tendon injury.
Characterization of collagens and proteoglycans at the insertion of the human Achilles tendon. Matrix Biol 1998 March; 16(8):457-70.
After excision the calcified and the inflamed tendon, a suture anchor was used to reattach and repair the Achilles tendon [15].
Intraoperatively, the Achilles tendon was found to be partially attached to the largest avulsed calcaneal tuberosity fragment.