Achilles Tendon and Ankle Injuries: Biomechanics, Management and Clinical Implications

Arthur Adams (Editor)

Series: Muscular System – Anatomy, Functions and Injuries
BISAC: MED100000



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In this book, the effectiveness of various physical therapies in the conservative treatment of Achilles tendinopathy are reviewed. An evaluation on the length changes in the Achilles tendon in humans is explored as well. The tendon is considered to have a significant role in human movement because it can store and release elastic energy, which enhances the force-generating capability of the muscle-tendon complex. The third chapter outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the Achilles tendon and highlights some theories as to why humans may have evolved to have it. The last chapter discusses the basic biomechanical characteristics and forces acting on the ankle under static conditions and their influences on artificial total ankle replacement designs.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1
Effectiveness of Different Physical Therapies in Conservative Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy: Systematic Review
(Ana María Díaz López, Daniel Gómez López, Patricia Guzman Carrasco, Physithetarapist of Ntra. Sra. del Prado General Hospital, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2
Evaluation of Achilles Tendon Length Changes in Humans
(Atsuki Fukutani, Akinori Nagano and Tadao Isaka, Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3
The Evolution of the Achilles Tendon
(Tucker B., and Khan WS, University College London Medical School, Gower Street, London, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 4
The Biomechanics of Ankle Joint and its Relevance to Total Ankle Replacement
(M.R. Nannaparaju and W.S. Khan, UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, UK)



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