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Abstract #1138

Muscle stiffness quantified by multifrequency MR elastography in patients with Achilles tendinopathy

Mahsa Salimi Majd1, Markus Lerchbaumer1, Suchung Kim1, Tilman Hees1, Yang Yang1, Steffen Görner1, Thomas Fischer1, Ingolf Sack1, and Jing Guo1
1Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury among athletes. It has been reported that the calf muscles are involved and affected by Achilles tendinopathy. In this study, tomoelastography, a multifrequency MR-elastography (MRE) technique, was applied to patients with Achilles tendinopathy for the characterization of the biomechanical properties of gastrocnemius muscle. Preliminary findings showed the stiffness of gastrocnemius muscle increased significantly as a result of tendinopathy.

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