Association between ultrasound measurements of muscle thickness, pennation angle, echogenicity and skeletal muscle strength in the elderly

@article{Strasser2013AssociationBU,
  title={Association between ultrasound measurements of muscle thickness, pennation angle, echogenicity and skeletal muscle strength in the elderly},
  author={Eva Maria Strasser and Thomas Draskovits and Markus Praschak and Michael Quittan and Alexandra Graf},
  journal={AGE},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={2377-2388}
}
The increase of elderly in our society requires simple tools for quantification of sarcopenia in inpatient and outpatient settings. The aim of this study was to compare parameters determined with musculoskeletal ultrasound (M-US) with muscle strength in young and elderly patients. In this prospective, randomised and observer blind study, 26 young (24.2 ± 3.7 years) and 26 old (age 67.8 ± 4.8 years) patients were included. Muscle thickness, pennation angle and echogenicity of all muscles of… CONTINUE READING

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