Tendinopathy alters ultrasound transmission in the patellar tendon during squatting
Wearing, Scott C., Hooper, Sue L., Smeathers, James E., Pourcelot, Philippe, Crevier-Denoix, Nathalie, & Brauner, Torsten (2015) Tendinopathy alters ultrasound transmission in the patellar tendon during squatting. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. (In Press)
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Measurement of loading patterns of the patellar tendon during activity is important in understanding tendon injury. We used transmission-mode ultrasonography to investigate patellar tendon loading during squatting in adults with and without tendinopathy. It was hypothesized that axial ultrasonic velocity, a surrogate measure of the elastic modulus of tendon, would be lower in tendinopathy. Ultrasound velocity was measured in both patellar tendons of adults with unilateral patellar tendinopathy (n=9) and in healthy controls (n=16) during a bilateral squat manoeuvre. Sagittal knee movement was measured simultaneously with an electrogoniometer. Statistical comparisons between healthy and injured tendons were made using 2–way mixed–design ANOVAs. Axial ultrasound velocity in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patellar tendons in tendinopathy was approximately 15% higher than in healthy tendons at the commencement (F1,23=5.2, P<.05) and completion (F1,23=4.5, P<.05) of the squat. While peak velocity was ≈5% higher during both flexion (F1,23=5.4, P<.05) and extension (F1,23=5.3, P<.05) phases, there was no significant between–group difference at the mid–point of the movement. There were no significant differences in the rate and magnitude of knee movement between groups. Although further research is required, these findings suggest enhanced baseline muscle activity in patellar tendinopathy and highlight fresh avenues for its clinical management.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Biomechanics (110601)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S|
|Deposited On:||23 Nov 2015 03:47|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 13:13|
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