Research: Achilles Tendinopathy

The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate if clinical assessment can be useful in detecting plantaris tendon involvement in patients with midportion Achilles tendinopathy.

How to diagnose plantaris tendon involvement in midportion Achilles tendinopathy — clinical and imaging findings.

Lorenzo Masci, Christoph Spang Hans T. M. van Schie and Håkan Alfredson

US + CD directly, and clinical assessment indirectly, can detect a close by located plantaris tendon in a high proportion of patients with midportion Achilles tendinopathy. UTC could complement US + CD and clinical assessment by demonstrating disorganised focal medial Achilles tendon structure indicative of possible plantaris involvement.

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