The avascular plane of the Achilles tendon: A quantitative anatomic and angiographic approach and a base for a possible new treatment option after rupture

European Journal of Radiology, 05/25/2012

A dense net of small arteries inserts into the paratenon of the Achilles tendon in its lower 20cm. The angiographic method was more specific and showed vessels that could not be identified as arteries originating from the TA by macroscopic anatomic dissection.

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