oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - The achilles tendon: A pilot study to investigate the relationship between calf size and strength and achilles tendon thickness
|Article Title||The achilles tendon: A pilot study to investigate the relationship between calf size and strength and achilles tendon thickness|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Department o f Physiotherapy, University of the Witwatersrand, Medical School, Parktown, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Aug 1991|
|Pages||11 - 15|
|Keyword(s)||Ankle injuries, Ankle joints, Calcaneal insertion, Calf raising machine, Heel raising resistance, Musculo-tendinous junction, Physiological hypertrophy and Vernier callipers|
In order to establish normal data for calf size and strength and Achilles tendon thickness, 19 young, healthy and physically active males, aged between 18 and 25 years, and with a mean body mass of 75,2 + 6,1 kg and a mean height of 1,81 ï¿½ 0,04 m, were selected as subjects for this study.
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