Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 7

Objective Assessment of Tendinopathy by Ultrasound Elastography

Rajul Rastogi1*, Neha2, Vijai Pratap3 and GL Meena4

1Associate Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2PG Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, S.N. Medical College and Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding Author: Rajul Rastogi, Associate Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Received: April 28, 2020; Published: June 12, 2020

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Abstract

 Tendinopathy refers to an inflammatory condition of tendon usually secondary to overuse. In the tendons, edema leads to internal softening with consequent decrease in echogenicity and elasticity hence the tendon will appear hypoechoic on B-mode, gray-scale ultrasonography while appearing brighter on ultrasound elastography than its normal counterpart tendon. Ultrasound Elastography is a recent noninvasive technique that allows evaluation of the elasticity of human tissues. Acoustic radiation forced impulse is a special form of ultrasound elastography wherein an acoustic radiation impulse is sent to the human tissues and the strength of returning echo indicates the elasticity of tissues. The latter can be depicted in shades of gray or different colors. If the image is coded with shades of gray, harder tissues will appear black while softer tissues will show varying shades of gray. However, in color-coded maps red or blue is indicated for hard tissue and blue or red respectively indicating soft tissue. Majority of the studies in the recent literature focusses on ultrasound elastography of evaluation of larger tendons especially the Achilles tendon, rotator cuff, quadriceps tendon, etc. while very few studies have focused on smaller tendons of the human body. Hence, this study primarily focusses on objectively evaluating the role of ultrasound elastography in assessment of tendinopathy at wrist joint.

Keywords: Ultrasound Elastography; Tendinopathy; Wrist Joint; Tenomalacia

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Citation

Citation: Rajul Rastogi., et al. “Objective Assessment of Tendinopathy by Ultrasound Elastography". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 3.7 (2020): 20-22.



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