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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However, Achilles tendon problems plague athletes in a number of sports, including running, basketball, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics.
April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to your feet and ankles, an Achilles tendon rupture is one of the most painful and debilitating injuries you can experience.
The Achilles tendon gets its name from the Greek warrior Achilles, who was the son of a sea goddess and of a mortal father.
In this application, we propose to investigate how the response of tendons to loading can be used to accelerate Achilles tendon healing and enhance the tissue s biomechanical properties.
The 33-year-old damaged his Achilles tendon in Tuesday night's goalless draw with Newport County.
CHRISTIAN Benteke ruptured his left Achilles tendon in training at Aston Villa's Bodymoor Heath complex on Thursday morning.
Many people are affected by injuries caused by straining the Achilles tendon and other tendons in the body.
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 during the third round of 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.