Ultrasound Tissue Characteristics of Diabetic Muscles and Tendons: Associations with Strength and Laboratory Blood Tests

SUMMARY Background. This study sought to compare the ultrasound tissue characteristics of the muscles (including muscle thickness, echo intensity, and stiffness) and tendons (including thickness, stiffness, and peak spatial frequency radius (PSFR)) of participants with or without diabetes mellitus. Moreover, the study sought to determine any relationships between the muscle stiffness and strength or tendon PSFR and the … Continued