Injuries of Lower Limb
All the following regarding tendo calcaneum are true except (AIIMS May 2010)
|A||It is the strongest tendon in the body and also the thickest.|
|B||It is formed by the tendons of gastrocnemius and soleus.|
|C||It twists through 90° before inserting.|
|D||Contracture of this tendon causes talipes calcaneo valgus.|
a. Tendo calcaneus is the strongest tendon in the body.
b. It is about 15 cm long and is formed by the tendon of the gastrocnemius which fuses with the tendon of the soleus and inserts into the calcaneum.
c. Its fibres are twisted through 900 so that the medial fibres become superficial. Contracture of this tendon commonly causes talipes equinox varus.