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Achilles Tendon

Kobe Bryant's Achilles Tendon Rupture: The Role of Increased Minutes

Shawn Sorenson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports
Shawn Sorenson

Following Kobe Bryant's season-ending Achilles tendon rupture, there's much debate about the role of increased minutes during the Lakers' playoff push in contributing to the injury. Here are at least four major factors to be considered.

Playing Through. Or Not.

Abby Sims | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

With the focus on projecting the impact of 35 year-old Kobe Bryant's ruptured left Achilles on the Lakers' playoff prospects and his future in the sport, there hasn't been much said about the implications of Bryant having played hurt.

Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery: Kobe Byrant's 'Jump Shot Saving Surgery' Explained

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

On Friday Kobe Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon, the most important tendon for a jump shot. He underwent surgery to repair his Achilles but will his jump shot be the same? Well, that all depends on the extent of his injury.

Senators Erik Karlsson's Sliced Achilles: How Bad of an Injury Is It Really?

Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports
Neal M. Blitz, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

A sliced Achilles tendon is something that one would expect to see in a horror movie, not on an ice skating rink. Unfortunately for Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, his Achilles was cut by the blade of a skate while being hit against the boards.

Ryan Howard's Achilles Saga

Abby Sims | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports
Abby Sims

Predictions that Ryan Howard would return to the lineup in late spring, and then before June, have been blown away, and it appears he still has a ways to go.

Greek Mythology Isn't the Only Place to Have Achilles Problems

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

Achilles' tendon problems aren't limited to Greek mythology. They affect thousands of athletes every year, even those at the highest level. These injuries must be treated quickly and appropriately or they can severely hinder performance.

Healing My Achilles

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

When I line up for the New York Marathon in a few weeks, I want to feel completely ready to race. For that to happen, I need to take care of that Achilles.

How to Keep Your Achilles Tendon in Good Health

Allen N. Wilkins, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Allen N. Wilkins, M.D.

The Achilles is the biggest tendon in the body, and is crucial for all movements of the foot during walking, running and jumping.

The Wilshire BRT: LA Metro's Achilles Tendon

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Given the mobility challenge older and disabled riders face, they should be the city's fiercest supporters of the rapid public transit solutions like the Wilshire BRT will provide.

Achilles Tendon Tears Can End a Season Quickly

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

The Cincinnati Bengals' tight end, Reggie Kelly, suffered an Achilles tendon rupture at the beginning of training camp, which meant that his 2009 season was over before it began.