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    The Achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body, stretching from the bones of the heel to calf muscles. It allows patients to extend their foot and point their toes to the floor known as plantar flexion. Despite its strength, the Achilles tendon is vulnerable to injury. Due to its limited blood supply and the high tensions placed on it, an Achilles rupture is a common injury. When the Achilles tendon is torn or ruptured it can either be partial, or a complete tear. In a partial tear, the tendon is torn but still joined to the calf muscle. Whereas with a complete tear, the tendon is torn so that the connection between the calf muscles and the anklebone is lost. Of the two injuries a complete tear is more common.…

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    Achilles Tendon Injury

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    people do. With that being said, an Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that you would see more commonly in an athlete because it comes from a force on the foot or the ankle. An Achilles tendon rupture can result in having surgery but also not having surgery depending on how bad the patient hurt it. Think of all the movements that your Achilles tendon helps you do, flexes your foot, helps you move it side to side, helps you stand, walk up the stairs, etc. The Achilles tendon is an important…

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    Essay On Achilles Tendon

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    Torn Achilles Tendon,It mainly occurs in people playing recreational sports, but it can happen to anyone. The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the gastrocnemius and soleus in the back of your calf to your calcaneus. If you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can tear completely or just partially. When the gastrocnemius and soleus which are located in the back of your calf, are flexed the achilles tendon pulls on the calcaneus or heel. The movement of flexion allows…

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    Achilles Tendon Rupture

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    Achilles Tendon Rupture Extra Credit Introduction April 12, 2013: The third quarter against the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers were trying to make a push into the playoffs. Kobe dribbled, fell, and silence broke out around the Staples Center. Kobe could not get up. He held onto his left foot with a grimace on his face. Then he got up, shot 2 free throws, hobbled off of the court to sit down. March 14, 2010: Crushed dreams of playing in his fourth world cup in South…

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    Definition/ Anatomy The Achilles tendon is the supposedly strongest tendon in the human body. Tendons attach muscles to bones; in this case the tendon of insertion of the two muscles soleus as well as the gastrocnemius is the Achilles tendon, which is often a typical cause of distress for athletes in sports such as tennis, basketball, and soccer, as well as other athletic activities involving running, jumping, and rotating movements (Behnke, 2012). Reasons for Achilles Tendon Rupture and…

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    of the posts. Until this last and final assignment, and I let life get the best of me. Throughout life we will have to make decisions, and act on things. I chose to make a career change about 2 months into the semester, and my work schedule has not allowed me to get a set college schedule in place at home. My hours vary, and days off are rare. Then, I was faced with bronchitis and sore throats and ear infections in both of my children, as well as myself back to back. And finally, 2 weeks ago,…

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    named Nikola Pekovic has an injured Achilles tendon. He will be out indefinitely as he underwent a procedure to repair his Achilles' tendon. His team believes that Pekovic will return and will be fully recovered. What is an Achilles tendon injury? Achilles' tendon is a band of tissue that can be found at the back of the ankle and above the heels that allows the foot to extend. Achilles' tendon is a tendon that is prone to injury among professionals and amateur athletes. What are the causes…

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    Imaging Vs Ultrasound

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    professionals visualise dimensional and morphologic changes within the tendon, such as may occur with overuse injuries amongst athletes. Both Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound have unique benefits and limitations. MRI may be better suited where there is a need for a differential diagnosis while ultrasound can be used to demonstrate active and passive movements in real time. Ultrasound is more portable and has greater accessibility and affordability over MRI however, ultrasound is…

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    Does eccentric loading improve symptoms of chronic Achilles tendinopathy in adults? Tendinopathy is known as an overuse injury and often linked to patients who participate in sports which involve repetitive running and jumping, however one third of all patients live a non-active life style (Habets et al., 2014). Eccentric loading, injections, shockwave therapy, modified rest and NSAID’S are all management strategies suggested over the years for the management & treatment of Achilles…

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    of bed in the morning. Before being diagnosed with the disorder, the doctor would look if the patient has a high arch, tenderness in front the heel bone, and pain worsening when flexing the foot with the doctor pushing on the plantar fascia and the pain improving pointing your toes. The doctor can also do an x-ray or do magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to make sure that the heal pain is not caused by another problem. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “more than 90% of…

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