Morphological Changes and Pathological Findings in the Achilles Tendons of Diabetic Patients: A Meta-Analysis of Comparative Clinical Studies

SUMMARY Objective. There is a greater risk of tendon rupture requiring hospitalization in people with diabetes. Diabetes could induce substantial alteration in Achilles tendon (AT) that could affect its mechanical properties mainly in relation to gait and foot ulceration. Many studies reported AT morphological changes using diagnostic methods in clinical settings. However, there is no quantitative synthesis of the published … Continued