Achilles tendon


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Achilles tendon

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

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

(or Achil′les') ten′don,


n.
the tendon joining the calf muscles to the heel bone.
[1900–05]
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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.
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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
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Translations
tendon d’Achille

Achilles tendon

n (Anat) → tendine m di Achille
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Achilles tendon problems are one of the main causes of long-term absence from sports and show high recurrence rates.
Recently I ruptured my Achilles tendon. I've seen a specialist and he's told me I can either have an operation or we can go for a more conservative option.
The tumor was removed along with minimum 1 cm healthy tissue circumferentially and 1 cm deep margin even in the bone, resulting in a 3 cm deep bony defect with absence of overlying Achilles tendon. Multiple specimens were harvested for frozen section evaluation.
CITY'S second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is facing a lengthy spell out after suffering an Achilles tendon injury in training, the club have announced.
Objective: To study the biomechanical properties of different suture methods, and to provide evidence for the clinical application of this suture methods in repairing acute Achilles tendon rupture.
(2007) showed that Achilles tendon compliance is optimized for muscle efficiency during prolonged running.
By the way, Achilles tendon total rupture score (ATRS) outcomes at three months after Achilles tenorrhaphy has been identified as a predictor of the patient's ability to return to sports after 1 year (3) and has been described as the most frequent outcome after Achilles acute rupture (1).
Objective: To investigate the value of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse elastography and its application in Achilles tendon elasticity of intermittent claudication due to lower extremity arterial ischaemia.
Cazorla, 32, has not played for Arsenal since October 2016, and has gone through the operating room eight times for his 'Achilles tendon' injury.
Flat feet are classified into three categories; flexible flat feet, flexible flat feet with short Achilles tendon, and rigid flat feet.