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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Methods: This prospective case-control study was conducted at the Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Istanbul, Turkey, from October 2015 to January 2016, and comprised bilateral Achilles tendons of patients with intermittent claudication and healthy individuals.
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Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy.
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Flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer for reconstruction of chronically ruptured Achilles tendons.
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Acute degenerative Achilles tendons ruptures may be managed either operatively or nonoperatively with the superiority of the operative treatment in reducing the risk of rerupture [2, 5,13].
We've studied Achilles tendons from people who lived during the bomb pulse era, and we can conclude that their tendons have retained the very high levels of carbon-14 found during the bomb pulse and for decades afterwards.
Functional loading augments the initial tensile strength and energy absorption capacity of regenerating rabbit Achilles tendons.
Splitting of Achilles tendons in all dogs was done (striking 10 times) completely in full thickness in longitudinal fashion in about 3 cm in length in the mid-tendon area using Bard Parker blade no 15 in each one.
On a separate day, an MRI scanner took images of each man's heels and Achilles tendons.