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  • Achilles Tendon Essay

    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

    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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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    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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  • Essay On Achilles Tendon

    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 Research Paper

    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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  • My Self-Reflective Writing Class

    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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  • Research Paper On Achilles Tendon Injury

    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

    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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  • Cannabinoid Analysis

    According to current research, it is not completely known what causes tendinitis or rupture after taking this medication. However, there is a possibility that FQs have a direct cytotoxic effect on enzymes found in mammalian musculoskeletal tissue.3 Achilles tendinitis or rupture is among one of the most serious side effects associated with FQ use, especially with ciprofloxacin (Cipro), demonstrating a 3.8-fold greater risk for development of Achilles tendinitis/rupture.3 According to the article…

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  • Frog Muscle Lab Report

    A single frog leg that was severed from the body at the hip joint was dissected to isolate and expose the gastrocnemius muscle. The gastrocnemius muscle was first separated from the tibiofibula bone, but left attached to the knee and the Achilles tendon. A 15 cm long piece of strong thread was tied tightly around the Achilles tendon of the heel of the frog for later attachment of the muscle to the force transducer equipment. The Achilles tendon below the tied string was then severed and the…

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