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Test-retest reliability of measuring the passive stiffness of the Achilles tendon using ultrasonography

Nele Mahieu UGent, Erik Witvrouw UGent, Veerle Stevens UGent, Tine Willems UGent and Guy Vanderstraeten UGent (2004) ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE. 12(3). p.185-191
abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability for the real time ultrasonic measurement method that is used to determine the stiffness of the Achilles tendon. Twenty-one healthy men and women aged 20-50 years took part in the study. The subjects underwent three identical test sessions held seven days apart. The lengthening of the tendon during maximal isometric plantar flexion was determined using ultrasonography. A dynamometer was used to measure torque output during isometric plantar flexion. The relationship between the muscle force and the elongation of the tendon was calculated to become a measure of the stiffness of the Achilles tendon. The ICC for the stiffness of the right and the left Achilles tendon was 0.80 and 0.82 respectively, indicating a good reliability. The results demonstrate that this technique is reliable for the evaluation of the elastic properties of the Achilles tendon. This may be clinically important in the assessment of tendon properties.
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tendon, stiffness, APONEUROSIS, MEDIAL GASTROCNEMIUS-MUSCLE, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, ultrasonography, reliability, VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, SPORTS-MEDICINE, SKELETAL-MUSCLE, STRUCTURES IN-VIVO, ISOMETRIC CONTRACTIONS, MOMENT ARM
journal title
ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
Isokinetics Exerc. Sci.
volume
12
issue
3
pages
185 - 191
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Article
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000226759600004
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SPORT SCIENCES
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0.196 (2004)
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62/71 (2004)
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4 (2004)
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0959-3020
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English
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yes
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A1
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299547
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-299547
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2005-03-02 16:09:00
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  author       = {Mahieu, Nele and Witvrouw, Erik and Stevens, Veerle and Willems, Tine and Vanderstraeten, Guy},
  issn         = {0959-3020},
  journal      = {ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE},
  keyword      = {tendon,stiffness,APONEUROSIS,MEDIAL GASTROCNEMIUS-MUSCLE,MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES,ultrasonography,reliability,VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES,ELASTIC PROPERTIES,SPORTS-MEDICINE,SKELETAL-MUSCLE,STRUCTURES IN-VIVO,ISOMETRIC CONTRACTIONS,MOMENT ARM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {185--191},
  title        = {Test-retest reliability of measuring the passive stiffness of the Achilles tendon using ultrasonography},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2004},
}

Chicago
Mahieu, Nele, Erik Witvrouw, Veerle Stevens, Tine Willems, and Guy Vanderstraeten. 2004. “Test-retest Reliability of Measuring the Passive Stiffness of the Achilles Tendon Using Ultrasonography.” Isokinetics and Exercise Science 12 (3): 185–191.
APA
Mahieu, Nele, Witvrouw, E., Stevens, V., Willems, T., & Vanderstraeten, G. (2004). Test-retest reliability of measuring the passive stiffness of the Achilles tendon using ultrasonography. ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE, 12(3), 185–191.
Vancouver
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Mahieu N, Witvrouw E, Stevens V, Willems T, Vanderstraeten G. Test-retest reliability of measuring the passive stiffness of the Achilles tendon using ultrasonography. ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE. 2004;12(3):185–91.
MLA
Mahieu, Nele, Erik Witvrouw, Veerle Stevens, et al. “Test-retest Reliability of Measuring the Passive Stiffness of the Achilles Tendon Using Ultrasonography.” ISOKINETICS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 12.3 (2004): 185–191. Print.