Achilles tendon


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Achilles tendon

n.
The large tendon connecting the heel bone to the calf muscles of the leg.

Achilles tendon

n
(Anatomy) the fibrous cord that connects the muscles of the calf to the heelbone

Achil′les

(or Achil′les') ten′don,


n.
the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone.
[1900–05]

A·chil·les tendon

(ə-kĭl′ēz)
A large tendon at the back of the leg connecting the calf muscles with the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Achilles tendon - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calfAchilles tendon - a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf
sinew, tendon - a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
calf, sura - the muscular back part of the shank
heel - the back part of the human foot
Translations
tendon d’Achille

Achilles tendon

n (Anat) → tendine m di Achille

A·chil·les tendon

n. tendón de Aquiles, tendón mayor que se une a los músculos posteriores de la pierna y se inserta en el talón del pie; ___ reflex / reflejo plantar que ocurre al golpear el talón de Aquiles.
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Acute rupture of Achilles tendon is seen with increasing frequency [13].
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of open surgical repair in the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture and to compare it with other forms of management.
Many people are affected by injuries caused by straining the Achilles tendon and other tendons in the body.
As noted in Podiatry Review in a recent issue, Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles tendinosis is a common cause of pain at the back of the ankle usually caused by acute Achilles tendon injury which can present as gradual onset of pain at the back of the ankle, just above the heel bone.
11,12) The neovascularization within the degenerated achilles tendon is accompanied by an in-growth of nerve fascicles.
Hamstringing or malicious cutting of Achilles tendon is occasionally met with in all species of animals.
Muscle retraction--especially the Achilles tendon or muscle hypotonia (chronic cases)--rated with 5 points; lack of retraction = 0;
Over time, this causes the muscle fibres to shorten and the Achilles tendon to thicken; therefore some women feel pain when they try to walk in flats or sneakers.
The Achilles tendon (tendo-calcaneus communis) is the strongest tendon in the structure of the musculoskeltal system in the dog [5].
Woods was diagnosed with a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon suffered while hitting a second shot on the 17th hole during the third round at the Masters.
Woods was diagnosed with a medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon suffered while hitting a shot at the Masters.