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Sonoelastographic Assessment of the Gender Related Changes in the Achilles Tendon

The effect of gender on the Achilles tendon's elastic property is not a significant co-variable in the young, healthy sample. Muscle strength may play a more important role in the Achilles tendon's injury rather than in tendon's elasticity.


Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the gender related differences in the elasticity and thickness of the Achilles among healthy young participants.

Methods: Forty-eight volunteers, which were healthy adults between the ages of 20 and 25 years, included the study. Metabolic equivalents (MET) scores, tendon thickness and shear wave velocities (SWVs) were compared between males and females.

06 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 12 Jul, 2017


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