Age Variation of Tendon Ultrasound features During Shoulder Joint Traumatic and Chronic Pathologies


  • Baindurashvili L.
  • Mizandari M.


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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Baindurashvili L., & Mizandari M. (2021). Age Variation of Tendon Ultrasound features During Shoulder Joint Traumatic and Chronic Pathologies. TSMU COLLECTION OF SCIENTIFIC WORKS, 54. Retrieved from