Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy

Sean Docking, Samuel D Rosengarten, John Daffy, Jillianne Leigh Cook

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    Abstract

    A high proportion of Achilles tendinopathy patients develop bilateral symptoms with human and animal studies showing bilateral histological changes associated with overuse/pathology in one tendon. The current study examined changes in tendon structure, assessed semi-quantitatively using ultrasound tissue characterisation, in both the symptomatic and asymptomatic tendon in unilateral Achilles tendinopathy patients in comparison to individuals with no history of tendinopathy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)383 - 387
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
    Volume18
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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