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10 Cards in this Set

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Origin of the gastrocnemius and plantaris
Posterior femoral condyles
Origin of the soleus
Tibia and fibula
Insertion of the achilles tendon
2 x 2 cm area on the posterosuperior aspect of the calcaneus
How many joints does the achilles tendon cross?
3. Knee, Ankle, and Subtalar joints
Forces that occur during running and jumping can be up to _____ times body weight
Blood supply to the proximal portion of the Achilles is from
Surrounding muscle tissue
Blood supply to the distal portion of the Achilles is from the
Calcaneal insertion
Remainder of the blood supply to the Achilles (besides the surrounding muscle and bone) is provided by the
Location of the watershed area
Between the proximal and distal blood supply (~2-6 cm above the insertion)
Describe the structural organization of the primary bundles that gives tendons their strength and resiliency.
Tendons are composed primarily of type 1 collagen which is organized into three alpha chains coiled into a right-handed helix with a left-handed supercoil.