STJ Axis Variations and Achilles Tendonitis

by admin on July 1, 2011

Spatial orientation of the subtalar joint axis is different in subjects with and without Achilles tendon disorders Claudia A Reule, Wilfried W Alt, Heinz Lohrer, Harald Hochwald Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsm.2010.080119 Quote: Background There are many possible predisposing factors for Achilles tendon disorders suggested in the literature but their pathogenetic relevance is not proven in most cases. The asymmetric mechanical load distribution within the Achilles tendon during locomotion is frequently addressed as a major risk factor for Achilles tendon disorders. The spatial orientation of the subtalar joint axis (STA) may influence the Achilles tendon loading possibly leading to overload injuries

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