Achilles’ Tendon Disorders

The Achilles’ tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body.

Lets start with some basic anatomy. Another name for this tendon is the triceps surae. The reason for this is because there are three muscle in the back of the leg that contribute to formation of this tendon. These include the gastrocnemius muscle (see my blog post on heel pain and the utility of the Baumann procedure), the soleus muscle and the plantaris muscle (not everyone has this muscle).

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