Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon

Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon The structure indicated is the calcaneal tendon (Achilles’ tendon). The calcaneal tendon is formed from the convergence of the three muscles of the superficial compartment of the posterior leg to form a tendon that inserts onto the calcaneus. The posterior compartment of the leg consists of a superficial group of muscles and a deep group of muscles. The superficial group consists of the following leg muscles: Gastrocnemius Plantaris Soleus The deep group consists of the following leg muscles: Popliteus Flexor hallucis longus Flexor digitorum longus Tibialis posterior The calcaneal tendon is the thickest tendon in the human …

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