Clinical Ultrasound Imaging of Achilles Tendinopathy.
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- Normal ultrasound appearance of the midportion of the Achilles tendon – homogenous linear pattern of the tissue ranging in thickness from 3.8-6.8mm (1)
- Ultrasound appearance of the midportion of the Achilles tendon – heterogenous linear pattern of the tissue with mixed echogenicity, typically thicker than the opposite side
Ultrasound Case 1- Ultrasound Images of midportion of the Achilles tendon
Heterogenous disorganisation of the midportion of the Achilles tendon.
Ultrasound Case 2- Ultrasound Images of midportion of the Achilles tendon
It has been suggested that irritation to certain areas of the Achilles (viewed in the transverse plane) correlated to different areas of the gastrocnemius soleus complex. (2)
Ultrasound Case 3- Ultrasound Images of midportion of the Achilles tendon with deep soleal fibre irritation
The Ankle, Foot and Orthotic Centre’s Northcote Podiatrists can help you with all lower limb complaints, including Achilles tendinopathy. Make an appointment to get your foot and ankle pain under control.
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- Pang, B. S. F., & Ying, M. (2006). Sonographic measurement of achilles tendons in asymptomatic subjects: variation with age, body height, and dominance of ankle. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 25(10), 1291-1296.
- Counsel, P., Comin, J., Davenport, M., & Connell, D. (2015). Pattern of Fascicular Involvement in Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy at Ultrasound. Sports Health, 7(5), 424-428.