Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is extremely important in any activity in sports that involves foot flexion. The tendon has its origin at the muscle-tendon junction of the gastrocnemius muscle and inserts on the posterior calcaneus bone of the ankle. The function of the tendon is to flex the foot. It is continually under tension to be able to carry out this function.

Pathophysiology and History

Achilles tendon rupture or tear generally occurs in the third to fifth decade of life. This is a time when the tendon is aging and not as pliable as in earlier life, thus making ...

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