Achilles tendon is beside a quadriceps one, the strongest tendon in human body. Its
name arises from the ancient hero Achilles. His mother Thetis wanted to make him
invulnerable by immersing him in the saint river Styx. As she had to hold him his heel
remained unprotected and thus his weakest point. This was a cause of his death – he
was hit in a heel by a poisoned Paris’ arrow (led by a God Apollo) in the siege of Troy
(term “Achilles heel” is so commonly used to describe the weakest point of someone).
The name Achilles tendon comes from the story of the siege...
Velocity encoded phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (VE-PC MRI) is another
imaging technique used to noninvasively measure Achilles tendon strain and changes in its
force-displacement relationship concomitant with chronic unloading and subsequent
recuperation. This technique will be reviewed in terms of its ability to quantify the Achilles
tendon Young’s modulus (MPa) from a stress-strain curve.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Diagnostic imaging - Emergency" presents the following contents: Central nervous system, chest/cardiovascular, abdomen pelvis, achilles tendon tear and tendinopathy, achilles tendon tear and tendinopathy,...
(BQ) Part 1 book "Imaging anatomy musculoskeletal" presents the following contents: Shoulder overview, shoulder radiographic and arthrographic anatomy, shoulder labrum, shoulder ligaments, elbow overview, elbow radiographic and arthrographic anatomy, elbow muscles and tendons, wrist measurements and lines,...
(BQ) Part 2 book "Imaging anatomy musculoskeletal" presents the following contents: Thigh radiographic anatomy and MR atlas, knee overview, knee extensor mechanism and retinacula, cruciate ligaments posterior capsule, knee and leg measurements and lines, ankle ligaments, foot overview, ankle tendons,...
(BQ) Part 1 book "Introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound getting started" presents the following contents: Introduction, physics of ultrasound, understanding the equipment, image optimization, scanning techniques and ergonomics, doppler imaging, imaging tendon.
There are only a few studies on calf muscle strength in
patients with Achilles tendon disorders. Calf muscle
strength has been measured after rehabilitation in pa-
tients with surgically treated complete Achilles tendon
and in patients with complete Achilles
tendon ruptures treated either surgically or nonsurgi-