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Persistent functional loss following ruptured Achilles tendon is associated with reduced gastrocnemius muscle fascicle length, elongated gastrocnemius and soleus tendon, and reduced muscle cross-sectional area

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Abstract We examined muscle function, muscle architecture, and tendon length bilaterally in persons who experience a functional deficit 2 years after an Achilles tendon rupture. Eleven persons were investigated on the injured compared with the uninjured side 47 ± 7 months (mean ± SD) after a tendon rupture. Heel-rise data, plantar flexion strength, tendon resting angle 3D MRI-determined tendon length and muscle cross-sectional area, ultrasound-determined fascicle length, and pennation angle were obtained. The heel-rise test yielded reduced max height (32%), number of repetitions (54%), and work performed (61%), P 
Original languageDanish
JournalTranslational Sports Medicine
Volume2
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)316-324
Number of pages9
ISSN2573-8488
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019

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