Essays Tagged: "Triceps surae muscle"

Achilles Tendon Rupture: The Diagnosis

n RuptureBeing the largest tendon in the body, the Achilles tendon connects the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) to the calcaneus bone of the foot. Tendons are rather strong, but not very flexible. Now sin ... st tendon, you can imagine it can be easily injured and can be very painful.When your gastrocnemius muscle contracts, the Achilles tendon is stretched upwards, forcing your toes down. This process is ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Operating room observation paper

emius Recession.Surgery:Left leg Gastrocnemius Recession. This procedure is to release a tight calf muscle that is pulling the heel upward. To improve ROM(Range Of Motion), the tendon connecting to th ... is performed by releasing it as you can see it on the monitors. This effectively lengthens the calf muscle. Patients will now have the same ankle motion with their knee straight that they previously h ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology