16.02.13
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Achilles Rupture Tendon

"…Rupture of the Achilles Tendon (AT) is both a serious injury and one of the most common tendinous lesions, affecting approximately 18 in 100,000 people, typically males between 30 and 50 years of age. The common site for AT rupture is 2 to 6 cm from the calcaneal insertion. That region has a smaller cross sectional area than the rest of the tendon. For a reason yet unknown, the insertional area is able to withstand higher strains than the rest of the tendon without failing." (Read Full Article by Javier Maquirriain, MD, PhD)

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