Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Achilles Tendon Rupture

The achilles tendon is the big tendon at the back of the ankle. Tissue banks frequently 'harvest' this tendon from donors and it is freeze-dried and stored for transplant (eg to the knee).

Achilles Tendon Rupture:The last Image demonstrates subtle loss in contour of achilles tendon
due to traumatic tear. The upper one is of normal achilles for comparison.

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