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
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SUMMARY Background. Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a common cause of gluteal pain. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy may be an effective treatment in proximal hamstring tendinopathy. However, published outcomes are primarily limited to evaluating radial shockwave, and the use of combined treatment (focus and radial treatment) and outcomes for management in runners are not well described. The … Continued
SUMMARY Objectives. To establish quantitative values of stiffness for the Achilles tendon (AT) and Gastrocnemius muscle (GM) in participants weight bearing and non-weight bearing. Methods. Measurements of 25 participants taken bilaterally at 8 points along the AT, and 2 points at the GM included: Natural Oscillation frequency (F), dynamic stiffness (S), mechanical stress relaxation time … Continued