Strain behavior of the distal achilles tendon: implications for insertional achilles tendinopathy.

@article{Lyman2004StrainBO,
  title={Strain behavior of the distal achilles tendon: implications for insertional achilles tendinopathy.},
  author={Jeffrey R Lyman and Paul S. Weinhold and Louis C. Almekinders},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={457-61}
}
BACKGROUND The changes associated with Achilles insertional tendinopathy (AIT) are seen in the anterior portion of the Achilles tendon near its calcaneal insertion. Strain behavior of this portion of the tendon was evaluated. HYPOTHESIS The highest strains are in the anterior portion of the tendon. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Six… CONTINUE READING