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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There was also mild contracture of the right tendo Achilles.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 20 patients with chronic tendo achilles ruptures that underwent tendoachilles reconstruction using Peroneus brevis tendon or Flexor halucis longus tendon, in our institute between April 2010 to April 2014.
Patients were also taught exercises to stretch the Tendo Achilles to maximal effect.
Ankle dorsiflexors were not testable owing to tightness in tendo achilles.

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