Ultrasonographic Examination of the Achilles Tendon inRheumatology

Authors: J. Gatterová;  K. Jarošová
Authors‘ workplace: Revmatologický ústav, Praha
Published in: Čes. Revmatol., , 2001, No. 2, p. 85-87.


The Achilles tendon is relatively frequently affected in different rheumatic diseases. The authorspresent a review of possible ultrasonographic findings in the diagnosis of acute and chronictendinitis. The pitfall in the evaluation of chronic tendinitis is the differentiation of degenerativechanges and minor ruptures. A frequent associated finding is also affection of both bursae.

Key words:
arthrosonography, Achilles tendon, seronegative spondylarthritis

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