The twisted structure of the human Achilles tendon.

  title={The twisted structure of the human Achilles tendon.},
  author={Mutsuaki Edama and Masayoshi Kubo and Hideaki Onishi and Tomoya Takabayashi and Takuma Inai and Erika Yokoyama and Wada Hiroshi and N Satoshi and Ikuo Kageyama},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  volume={25 5},
The Achilles tendon (AT) consists of fascicles that originate from the medial head of the gastrocnemius (MG), lateral head of the gastrocnemius (LG), and soleus muscle (Sol). These fascicles are reported to have a twisted structure. However, there is no consensus as to the degree of torsion. The purpose of this study was to investigate the twisted structure of the AT at the level of fascicles that originate from the MG, LG, and Sol, and elucidate the morphological characteristics. Gross… CONTINUE READING
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