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Measuring age-related changes in the achilles tendon

...using MSK ultrasound to capture transverse images for determination of the cross-sectional area

The findings of this study demonstrate an age-related increase in achilles tendon (AT) size that was only detected with the cross-sectional area (CSA) assessments. The reliability between CSA and thickness measurements were relatively similar, however, the reliability of the CSA assessment was slightly higher than the thickness measures, which are in line with the results of previous research.

[AT ultrasound scans supply information for the  ICF-domain of “bodyfunctions and anatomical structures”. Changes in AT tissues are relevant for clinical reasoning and treatment evaluation]

> From: Tweedell et al., Exp Gerontol 76 (2016-02-18 08:24:25) 68-71 . All rights reserved to Elsevier Inc. Click here for the online summary.

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