Achilles tendon length in children evaluated sonographically

Viktor Bialik*, Farid Farhoud, Mark Eidelman, Alexander Katzman, Gad M. Bialik

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The purpose of this study was to improve our knowledge of the behavior of the Achilles tendon as a basis for decision-making in Achilles lengthening or tenotomy, we sonographically measured the normal and club feet of 101 babies, mean age 4 months, in standard parameters: tibio-talo-calcaneal angle, length of Achilles tendon, distance from tibia to calcaneus, and distance from a line parallel to the posterior cortex of the tibia to the calcaneus. All measurements were age-matched from birth to 1 year in maximal plantar and dorsal flexion. In conclusion, we describe the normal values for the four parameters in plantar and dorsal flexion. These can serve as a basis for decision-making in clubfoot management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Achilles tendon length
  • Children's feet
  • Clubfoot
  • Normal values
  • Tibio-calcaneal distance
  • Tibio-talar distance
  • Tibio-talo-calcaneal angle
  • Ultrasonography


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