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ea0056p446 | Diabetes complications | ECE2018

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography and Ultrasonographic Findings of Achilles Tendon in Patients with and without diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a cross-sectional study

Iyidir Ozlem Turhan , Rahatli Feride Kural , Bozkus Yusuf , Ramazanova Lala , Turnaoglu Hale , Nar Asli , Tutuncu Neslihan Bascil

Diabetic foot is one of the most feared complication of diabetes. The tendons and ligamentsÂ’ stiffness and elasticity are known to be altered in diabetic foot. Achilles tendon (AT) plays an important for foot biomechanics and the altered stiffness of AT may have a role in pathogenesis of diabetic foot. Determination of the early changes in AT may help to identify the risky patients for diabetic foot. Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Elastography is an elastography ...