Australian football players' Achilles tendons respond to game loads within 2 days: an ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) study

Sam Rosengarten, Jillianne Leigh Cook, Adam L Bryant, Justin T Cordy, John Daffy, Sean Docking

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Abstract

The Achilles tendon is a tissue that responds to mechanical loads at a molecular and cellular level. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that the expression of anabolic and/or catabolic proteins can change within hours of loading and return to baseline levels within 72 h. These biochemical changes have not been correlated with changes in whole tendon structure on imaging. We examined the nature and temporal sequence of changes in Achilles tendon structure in response to competitive game loads in elite Australian football players
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183 - 187
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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