GASTROCNEMIUS - ACHILLES TENDON - AXIS: A HUMAN ANATOMICAL VARIATION

@inproceedings{Singh2012GASTROCNEMIUSA,
  title={GASTROCNEMIUS - ACHILLES TENDON - AXIS: A HUMAN ANATOMICAL VARIATION},
  author={Gurucharan Singh and Vijay Agrawal and Mp Basavarajappa and Manish Manohar},
  year={2012}
}
Gastrocnemius muscle forms the belly of the calf. It arises by two heads. Each head is attached to either condyles of the femur by strong flat tendons and to the subjacent part of the capsule of the knee joint. Normally the upper third and part of the middle third is fleshy and then it becomes tendinous, uniting with the tendon of soleus, to form the tendo-achilles. The tendo-achilles is the thickest and strongest tendon in the human body measuring 15cm in length. It begins near the middle of… CONTINUE READING