Achilles Tendinitis

For my STEAM Project, I focused on Achilles Tendinitis. The first photo shows a perfect, healthy Achilles tendon. The two middle pictures show the different Grade stages of how Achilles Tendinitis rupture occurs and how it’s affecting the gastrocnemius, calcaneus, and collagen network structure. The last picture shows how the bone development is repaired back into a healthy and working Achilles tendon by surgery where the tendon will be stitched back together.