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Mythic Greek warrior, vulnerable to wounding only in his heel. See: Achilles bursa, Achilles reflex, Achilles tendon.


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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Percutaneous versus open tendo Achillis repair Foot Ankle Int 2004; 25: 215-8.
On Nov 5 a fresh core was seen between Achillis Fons-Idaeus Fons, the same place as one of those from Nov 2, which was static throughout the martian day.
of Achillis Pons (in Chryse Planitia) on Jul 2, but only a vague dustiness obscuring the S.
Eccentric loading, shock-wave treatment, or a wait-and-see policy for tendinopathy of the main body of tendo Achillis.
541, l'esegeta segnala una doppia possibilita interpretativa per il termine hostis (aut archaismos est, aut <<in hoste>>, id est <<cum hostem gereret>>, <<cum ipse hostis esset>>), poi scrive: <<Iura fidemque supplicis erubuit>>: quia, quod Homerus mutat, dicitur Priamus duce Mercurio ingressus Achillis tentoria excitatum rogasse, quem dormientem posset occidere.
Mahan KT, Maxwell J, Smith T, Solomon M: Bilateral Tendo Achillis rupture after gastrocnemius recession.
CONCLUSION: Ochronotic achillis tendon tear is a rare entity and can present with spontaneous Achilles tendon tear as an initial sign.
The point of entry is just distal to the insertion to the achillis tendon.
highlights a musculo-tendinous slip, originating from the inferolateral aspect of soleus, coursing on the lateral aspect of the tendoachilles and fusing distally with the achillis tendon.
Local findings : a painful Swelling near the tendo achillis insertion, local warmth and tender bony prominence