The Achilles tendon, also called the tendo calcaneus, is the thickest and strongest tendon in the entire human body. It goes down the back of the leg and is usually about 6 inches long. The narrowest area is about 1.5 inches above the site of attachment into the back of the heel and is the location of many injuries to the tendon.
What is the Achilles tendon?
Why does the Achilles tendon rupture? The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in the entire human body. The length of the tendon is about six inches long and it begins in the back