Ultrasound of Achilles tendons trauma

S. Petrovic, B. Djokic, L. E. Derchi, P. Bosnjakovic

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The aim is to evaluate ultrasound images of Achilles tendons trauma and to estimate the role of ultrasound in their diagnosis and follow up. This retrospective study includes 37 patients (age between 14 and 30), examined by ultrasound after trauma of Achilles tendon region. All ultrasound examination were performed by 7.5 and 10 MHz linear probe with combination of longitudinal, transverse and oblique scans. Increased tendon diameters, the appearance of hematoma and altered presentation of tendon with interruption of fibrillar structure continuity were present in all of the patients. Partial rupture of the tendon has been found in 8 (21.6%) and the partial rupture in 29 patients (78.4%). Twenty seven patients have been treated conservatively and 10 surgically, thereby the ultrasound findings of the tendon rupture has been confirmed. Twenty patients were controlled by ultrasound 1, 3, 6 and 10 months later, thereby the signs of the tendon degeneration with fibrosis and calcifications were found. In our opinion the ultrasound is the method of choice in detection of Achilles tendon ruptures, monitoring the evaluation of disease as well as evaluation of therapy results.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Volume26
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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tendons
Achilles Tendon
Tendons
Rupture
Wounds and Injuries
Hematoma
Fibrosis
calcification
fibrosis
Retrospective Studies
degeneration
evaluation
interruption
continuity
therapy
examination
probes
estimates

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Petrovic, S., Djokic, B., Derchi, L. E., & Bosnjakovic, P. (2000). Ultrasound of Achilles tendons trauma. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 26(SUPPL. 2).

Ultrasound of Achilles tendons trauma. / Petrovic, S.; Djokic, B.; Derchi, L. E.; Bosnjakovic, P.

In: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 26, No. SUPPL. 2, 2000.

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Petrovic, S, Djokic, B, Derchi, LE & Bosnjakovic, P 2000, 'Ultrasound of Achilles tendons trauma', Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, vol. 26, no. SUPPL. 2.
Petrovic S, Djokic B, Derchi LE, Bosnjakovic P. Ultrasound of Achilles tendons trauma. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2000;26(SUPPL. 2).
Petrovic, S. ; Djokic, B. ; Derchi, L. E. ; Bosnjakovic, P. / Ultrasound of Achilles tendons trauma. In: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2000 ; Vol. 26, No. SUPPL. 2.
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