Achilles tendon disorders: Etiology and epidemiology

Jarvinen, Tero A. H., Kannus, Pekka, Maffulli, Nicola and Khan, Karim M. (2005) Achilles tendon disorders: Etiology and epidemiology. Foot and Ankle Clinics, 10 2: 255-266. doi:10.1016/j.fcl.2005.01.013

Author Jarvinen, Tero A. H.
Kannus, Pekka
Maffulli, Nicola
Khan, Karim M.
Title Achilles tendon disorders: Etiology and epidemiology
Journal name Foot and Ankle Clinics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1083-7515
Publication date 2005-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.fcl.2005.01.013
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 255
End page 266
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia Pa., U.S.A.
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. Because most Achilles tendon injuries take place in sports and there has been a general increase in popularity of sporting activities, the number and incidence of the Achilles tendon overuse injuries and complete, spontaneous ruptures has increased in the industrialized countries during the last decades. The most common clinical diagnosis of Achilles overuse injuries is tendinopathy. The basic etiology of the Achilles tendinopathy is known to be multi-factorial. Although histopathologic studies have shown that ruptured Achilles tendons have clear degenerative changes before the rupture, many Achilles tendon ruptures take place suddenly without any preceding signs or symptoms.
Keyword Achilles tendon
Clinical diagnosis
Sports injuries
Q-Index Code CX

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