Age Variation of Tendon Ultrasound features During Shoulder Joint Traumatic and Chronic Pathologies
The assessment of age variation in tendon ultrasound features during shoulder joint traumatic and chronic pathologies. 100 patients participated in the study (17-83 y/o. mean age 57.56± 12.88 y/o.); The study contingent was divided into 2 groups: 1. Patients with less than 60 years (n=56; mean age - 48.93 ± 8.85y/o). 2. Patients whose age is greater than or equal to 60 years (n=44; mean age - 68.93 ± 6.73y/o). Percentage distribution of lesions caused by trauma (respectively, n=11, 19.54% vs. n=12, 27.27%%) and chronic pathologies (respectively, n=45, 80.46% vs. n=32, 72.73%) are uniform in these groups. Chronic pathologies include: degenerative -dystrophic and chronic inflammatory pathologies (tendinitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy, subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis). Ultrasound study performed on ultrasound TOSHIBA xario XG by high linear probe (7,5-12.0 MHz) with dopplerography (color, energetic), transverse and sagittal planes. It has been evaluated the impact of age on shoulder joint tendons (BT, SSP, ISP, SSC) ultrasound parameters: thickness (diffuse, local, normal), echostructure (markedly inhomogeneous, slightly inhomogeneous, normal), echogenicity (increased, decreased, normal), continuity of contours (Intermittent, normal).
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