Real-time sonoelastography and ultrasound evaluation of the Achilles tendon in patients with diabetes with or without foot ulcers: a cross sectional study


Evranos B., Idilman I., Ipek A., Polat S. B. , Cakir B., Ersoy R.

JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS, vol.29, no.8, pp.1124-1129, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2015.08.012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1124-1129

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an endocrine disease characterized by metabolic abnormalities and long-term complications. The Achilles tendon (AT) plays an important role in foot biomechanics. We aimed to investigate the effect of DM on the Achilles tendon, which may contribute to long-term complications in the foot-ankle complex.