Relationships between cardiovascular disease risk factors and Achilles tendon structural and mechanical properties in people with Type 2 Diabetes

Background. Patients with diabetes have 44% greater risk of tendon rupture requiring hospitalisation. Despite this, in vivo research of the associations of diabetes and other cardiovascular disease risk factors on structural and mechanical properties of the Achilles tendon are sparsely studied. Methods. Inactive individuals with type 2 diabetes (n=33) underwent ultrasound and shear wave elastography … Continued