MRI of the Achilles tendon: a comprehensive review of the anatomy, biomechanics, and imaging of overuse tendinopathies.

@article{PierreJerome2010MRIOT,
  title={MRI of the Achilles tendon: a comprehensive review of the anatomy, biomechanics, and imaging of overuse tendinopathies.},
  author={Claude Pierre-Jerome and Valeria M. Moncayo and Michael R. Terk},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={438-54}
}
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body; it plays an important role in the biomechanics of the lower extremity. It can withstand great forces, especially during sporting exercises and pivoting. The pathologies related to the Achilles tendon are diverse and many carry undesirable consequences. We retrospectively analyzed the images of patients who underwent examinations of the ankle/foot region to review the anatomy of the Achilles tendon and its surroundings and to search for… CONTINUE READING
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