Inter-rater Reliability of Sports Medicine Physicians to Assess Healthy Individuals’ Patellar Tendon with Conventional Ultrasound and Shear-wave Elastography

SUMMARY To evaluate the reproducibility of shear-wave elastography, thickness, power doppler, and hypoechoic region assessments taken from the different parts of the patellar tendon among sports medicine clinicians. Twenty-one healthy, physically active individuals with dominant legs were included in the study. Shear-wave elastography, thickness, power doppler, and hypoechoic area assessment were evaluated from the proximal, middle, and distal part … Continued

Coordination of the Sub-Regions of the Supraspinatus and Deltoid Muscles During Shoulder Scaption: a Shear Wave Elastography Study

SUMMARY Background. Understanding the functional role of the supraspinatus (SSP) and deltoid muscles during shoulder motion is a basis for understanding rotator cuff pathology and for the development of appropriate rehabilitation protocols. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the coordination, focusing on activation timing, of the sub-re­gions of the SSP muscle and of … Continued

Effect of a 12-week Eccentric and Isometric Training in Achilles Tendinopathy on the Gastrocnemius Muscle: an Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography Study

SUMMARY Background. Eccentric exercises (EE) and isometric exercises (ISO) are standard treatment options for Achilles tendinopathy, but still their exact effect remains uncertain. Shear Wave Elastography (SWE) was used to examine the influence of these exercises on the elastic properties of Mm. gastrocnemii medialis and lateralis in a 12-week training program. Methods. Prospective study with … Continued