Fandom

House Wiki

Achilles tendon

6,718pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

The Achilles tendons are a pair of tendons that join muscles in the calf to bones in the heel. They are the thickest tendons in the body and are long, reaching half way up the calf. It is named after the mythical Greek warrior Achilles, whose heel was his sole vulnerable point as his mother held him by it while dipping him in the River Styx in an attempt to bestow him with invulnerability.

It is a common site for tendonitis. It can also rupture under severe stress, such as that typical of explosive acceleration of the feet, such as sprinting.

Achilles tendon at Wikipedia

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki