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Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Ian Constable 6 Comments

Achilles Tendon- Interesting Facts It is the longest and thickest tendon in the body. Taller and heavier people have thicker tendons than their smaller contemporaries. The tendon is significantly bigger in your dominant leg if you play sports regularly. It gets bigger as you get towards 50 years old. Where is the Achilles tendon? Well [...]

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Surgical Repair of Achilles Tendon Rupture

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Ian Constable 9 Comments

Achilles Tear Surgery In the past the patient was put in a plaster cast with the foot pointing down and it was hoped that the tendon healed well enough to provide function. Surgery was considered less suitable because there was an increase risk of infection particularly as the wound in the leg needed to be [...]

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