Calcaneal (Achilles) Tendon
The cancaneal tendon, which is also known as the Achilles tendon and as the heel cord, is the tendon of the muscles of the calf (lower-leg). It is located above and at the back of both heels.
Tendons in general connect muscle(s) to bone(s).
The cancaneal tendon connects the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles to the calcaneus, which is also known as 'the heel bone'.
The cancaneal tendon is labelled on our diagram of human posterior muscles.
More about Muscles:
The following are some popular pages in the section about the human muscular system:
- The structure of muscle tissue
- The structure of muscle cells
- Labelled diagrams of the muscles in different parts of the body including anterior muscles, posterior muscles and facial muscles
- Types of muscle contractions
- Movements at joints
There are also more pages about the words used to describe muscles (terminology), the anatomy and physiology of muscles, muscular disorders and associated topics. See also books about sports medicine.
- Anterior Muscles
- Posterior Muscles
- Facial Muscles
- Muscle Terminology (Definitions)
- 1. Structure of Muscle
- 2. Structure of Muscle Cells
- 3. Muscle Filaments
- 4. Sliding Filament Theory
- 5. Neuromuscular Junction
- 6. Actions at Neuromuscular Junction
- Types of Muscle Contractions
- Muscular Disorders
- Effects of exercise on muscles