Achilles tenon

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Achilles tenon
Achilles-tendon.jpg
Posterior view o the fit an leg, shawin the Achilles tenon (tendo calcaneus). The gastrocnemius muscle is cut to expose the soleus.
Ankle.PNG
Lateral view o the human ankle, includin the Achilles tenon
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Identifiers
Laitin tendo calcaneus, tendo Achillis
MeSH A02.880.176
Dorlands
/Elsevier
t_04/12793915
TA A04.7.02.048
FMA FMA:51061
Anatomical terminology

The Achilles tenon or heel cord, an aa kent as the calcaneal tenon (Laitin: Tendo calcaneus), is a tenon o the back o the leg, an the thickest in the human body. It serves tae attach the plantaris, gastrocnemius (cauf) an soleus muscles tae the calcaneus (heel) bane.