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 Tendon rupture: Post-surgical management to accelerate the return to sport activity
(2007) showed that Achilles tendon compliance is optimized for muscle efficiency during prolonged running.
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.
Determine whether the talus bone is straight or in a valgus position, and whether there is a shortened Achilles tendon. This is crucial in predicting whether symptoms will emerge if they haven't already.
The results of this study indicate that healthy, classically-trained ballet students have lower calf endurance as measured by total work performed on the heel-rise test and shorter Achilles tendons from the calcaneal insertion to the gastrocnemius myotendinous junction than non-dancers.
Ultrasonographic tissue characterisation of human Achilles tendons: quantification of tendon structure through a novel non-invasive approach.
Intraoperatively, the Achilles tendon was found to be partially attached to the largest avulsed calcaneal tuberosity fragment.
However, eccentric training performed 2 to 3 times x [wk.sup.-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.
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.
Never having tested an elite athlete before, we fully expected him to have very long Achilles tendon moment arms.