Jeffrey L. Tedder

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Unlocking the secrets of the Achilles' heel

Source: Science Daily

Walking, running, sprinting every movement of the foot stretches the Achilles' tendon. When jumping, the loads can approach ten times the body weight. Amazingly, the connection between the heel bone and Achilles' tendon withstands theses tremendous loads. A team of doctors, physicists, chemists and engineers has now discovered why.

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