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What's the best way to fix a ruptured Achilles tendon?

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The Achilles tendon connects the muscles of the calf to the calcaneus, or heel bone. It is designed to stretch. This serves to absorb force as an athlete lands from a jump, and to deliver power to the foot in walking and running. The tendon tissue is flat, with a good blood supply, and serves most women well for their entire lifetime. 

Why does Achilles tendon rupture vex men in their 40s and 50s? And why is the repair so troublesome?

READ MORE about why men are more likely to rupture their Achilles and how novel treatments help the healing process.

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