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The primary muscles responsible for plantar flexion movement are soleus and gastrocnemius which connects to the calcaneus by the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendon rupture is managed most often with open surgical repair in which the affected limb is immobilized. Understanding the effects of long-term immobilization, how these lead to changes in the physiological properties of the calf muscles changes, may help to improve rehabilitation. Investigating the biomechanical behavior of the calf musclesdoi:10.21277/sw.v2i6.259 fatcat:o7dmjkxierfm3jlvwg7vz6pi4y