Achilles tendon

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a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

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Therefore, individuals with strong plantar flexors would reach high ankle/leg stiffness by activating their muscles and would also have stiff Achilles tendons. Both properties would favor short GCT.
Flat feet are classified into three categories; flexible flat feet, flexible flat feet with short Achilles tendon, and rigid flat feet.
These scores indicate that neither group had pain or symptoms from their Achilles tendons. The group as a whole demonstrated a mean (SD) of 4.9 (0.94) and mode of 5 on the physical activity scale indicating moderate amounts of exercise, multiple times per week, on average.
Australian football players' Achilles tendons respond to game loads within 2 days: an ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) study.
The Achilles tendon typically fails by the same mechanism [7], though there are no reports to date of simultaneous tuberosity avulsion and complete Achilles tendon rupture.
In humans, experienced long-distance runners (>5 yrs) were found to have greater Achilles tendon CSA (22%) than non-runners (19,9).
INTRODUCTION: The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body, formed by the extension of gastrocnemius, and soleus muscles and inserts into the calcaneum.
"Our studies show that the building blocks that made up your Achilles tendons when you were seventeen years old are virtually the same when you're fifty," Heinemeier added.
Achilles tendon rupture is usually associated with an acute traumatic injury due to impact or direct sharp object contact resulting in tendon avulsion (Reinke et al., 1993 and King and Jerram, 2003).
We decided to measure the lever arms of the receiver's Achilles tendons so that we might learn how effective his calf muscles were at producing a plantarflexion moment about the ankle for a given force.
THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY ACHILLES TENDONS ARE NATURALLY TIGHT, WHICH KEEPS ME FROM ACHIEVING THAT "JUICY PLIE." WHAT CAN I DO?--No JUICE, POMPANO BEACH, FL Don't despair!
Now technology has moved on and surgeons can work wonders with the aid of a combination of shark fins and cows' Achilles tendons. It may sound like madness, and had it been mooted several years ago you would probably have laughed out loud at the idea.
At surgery, a complete rupture of both Achilles tendons was confirmed (Fig.