Evaluation of Quadriceps and Hamstring Muscles’ Elastrographic Properties after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

SUMMARY Background. Tissue stiffness measurement by ultrasound elastography is commonly used for internal organs and tendons. In this study, rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, biceps femoris, and semitendinosus muscles’ stiffness of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery was followed up by ultrasound elastography. Methods. 19 male recreational athletes aged between 18-40 years … Continued

B mode, Doppler and ultrasound elastography imaging on active trigger point in women with myofascial pain syndrome treated by dry needling

Introduction. Myofascial pain syndrome is a common regional pain characterized with myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in the skeletal muscle fibers. Deep dry needling (DDN) is an effective method used by variety of clinicians in deactivation of these points. The aim of present study was to determine clinical effectiveness and to evaluate gray scale ultrasonography, Sono … Continued