Real time evaluation of monolateral clubfoot with sonoelastography. Preliminary results

Masala, Salvatore and Manenti, Guglielmo and Antonicoli, Marco and Morosetti, Daniele and Claroni, Giulia and Simonetti, Giovanni (2012) Real time evaluation of monolateral clubfoot with sonoelastography. Preliminary results. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2 (1). pp. 49-52. ISSN 2240-4554

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Purpose: to assess the real time elastosonography (RTE) as a primary diagnostic tool for the evaluation of mechanical properties of Achilles tendons in patients affected by not surgically treated monolateral clubfoot. Materials and method: six patients were evaluated, four males and two females, mean age 1.2 ± 1.3 months, treated with Ponseti method, and afterward, they underwent RTE examination of the Achilles tendon in clubfoot. A following ROI (region of interest) was positioned on the distal third of the tendon and the obtained data was examined retrospectively. Results: in the examined cohort of patients, the mean value ROI 1/mean value ROI 2 ratio was 2.0 ± 0.18, with an increased red area in the RTE evaluation of the affected tendon, while in the contralateral foot the mean observed value was 2.50 ± 2.1. Conclusion: RTE is a feasible and simple technique, which allows the study of the mechanical properties of Achilles tendons in children with clubfoot

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Clubfoot, elastography, Achilles tendon
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 15:04
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 15:04

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