Achilles tendon

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Synonyms for Achilles tendon

a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

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To avoid a serious injury, such as a severe ankle sprain or an Achilles tendon rupture, rest for awhile if you start hurting.
Hikers and hunters seeking further information about ankle sprains, Achilles tendon injuries and other foot and ankle problems, or looking for a local foot and ankle surgeon, can visit http://www.
Many people are affected by injuries caused by straining the Achilles tendon and other tendons in the body.
Research results now surprisingly show that the Achilles tendon remains the same throughout adult life.
The Achilles tendon can withstand very strong forces - up to 500 kg when you're hopping, for example - and you might think that it would be exposed to minor injuries all the time, thus requiring constant repair and renewal," Katja Heinemeier, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen said.
The Achilles tendon (tendo-calcaneus communis) is the strongest tendon in the structure of the musculoskeltal system in the dog [5].
The Achilles tendon were severed completely in longitudinal fashion and splitted using B.
The Achilles tendon is essential for normal ankle joint movement and particularly critical for activities like running or jumping and climbing [19].
Moore said published research has shown that surgery to lengthen the Achilles tendon in a diabetes patient can help prevent ulcer recurrence.
Hestin D, Mainard D, Pere P, et al: Spontaneous bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendons in a renal transplant recipient.
Baruah DR: Bilateral spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendons in a patient on long-term systemic steroid therapy.
According to Myerson, this way of suturing never had been used for Achilles tendon ruptures until recently.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of Coblation on the macroscopic and microscopic structural characteristics of the rabbits' Achilles tendons, and to determine if a light treatment can improve vascularity.
Washington, February 13 ( ANI ): By carbon testing tissues exposed to nuclear fallout in post WWII tests, scientists have found that despite repeated high-impact loading, the Achilles tendon is not renewed, but stays the same throughout adult life.
Achilles tendon injuries are notorious among athletes and trainers as career killers.