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Related to Achilles bursa: retrocalcaneal bursitis, Achilles Tendon Bursitis, Achilles Bursitis or Tendinitis, Tendo Achilles Bursitis
bur·sa of ten·do cal·ca·'ne·us[TA]
bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the superior part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum.
Synonym(s): bursa tendinis calcanei [TA], bursa of calcaneal tendon ☆ , retrocalcaneal bursa ☆ , Achilles bursa, bursa Achillis
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A bursa located between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus.
See also: bursa
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Achilles,mythical Greek warrior who was vulnerable only in the heel.
Achilles bursa - bursa between the tendo calcaneus and the upper part of the posterior surface of the calcaneum. Synonym(s): bursa of tendo calcaneus
Achilles reflex - a contraction of the calf muscles when the tendo calcaneus is sharply struck. Synonym(s): ankle jerk; ankle reflex; tendo Achillis reflex; triceps surae reflex
Achilles tendon - the tendon of insertion of the triceps surae (gastrocnemius and soleus) into the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Synonym(s): tendo calcaneus
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