- The Achilles heel of adults and children
C.N. van Dijk
- Award date
- 1 October 2014
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
This thesis focuses on the imaging and treatment of the Achilles heel of adults and children. The figurative and literal Achilles heel consists of a number of pathologies: ankle impingement, Achilles tendinopathy, retrocalcaneal bursitis and calcaneal apophysitis. Research as well as diagnosis and treatment are substantially impeded by another weakness: the terminology of the relevant structures and disorders. The aim of this thesis is to clearly describe the structures and pathologies leading to complaints in the region of the Achilles tendon, furthermore conventional radiologic imaging techniques of this region are evaluated as well as the treatment of adults and children who are impaired by the aforementioned disorders.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.