The Achilles tendon is a strong tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.
Orthopaedic Conditions and Treatments
Achilles tendon ruptures are more common in men than in women and most often occur during sporting activities.
The Achilles is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It is subject to two to three times body weight during normal walking, so regaining normal Achilles tendon function is critical.
Achilles tendonitis is characterized by pain and swelling in the Achilles tendon.
Also known as Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, flatfoot deformity is a chronic condition where the soft tissues on the inside of the foot & ankle are subjected to repetitive load bearing during walking and standing.
Adamantinoma is a rare malignant bone tumor most commonly found in the tibia. Contact the Orthopaedic Oncology Service at Mass General for more information about treatment for Adamantinoma.
Adjuvant therapy is a term used to describe interventions given before or after tumor surgery to maximize the effectiveness of cancer treatment, which includes chemotherapy, radiation and the newer targeted and biological therapies.
The Orthopaedic Adolescent and Young Adult Foot Program is a collaboration between Mass General's pediatric orthopedic surgeons and adult foot & ankle surgeons.
Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve of the spine. A normal spine appears straight when viewed from behind, whereas a spine affected by scoliosis looks like an “S” or “C” when viewed from behind.
Angiosarcoma is a cancer of the inner lining of blood vessels, and it can occur in any area of the body. The disease most commonly occurs in the skin, breast, liver, spleen, and deep tissue. Contact the Orthopaedic Oncology Service at Mass General for more information about treatment for Angiosarcoma.
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