Evaluation of Achilles tendon thickening in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Akturk2007EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of Achilles tendon thickening in type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Mujde Akturk and Aysegul Ozdemir and Izzet Maral and I. Elif Yetkin and Mahmut Uğur Arslan},
  journal={Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes : official journal, German Society of Endocrinology [and] German Diabetes Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={
          92-6
        }
}
AIM To investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus on the Achilles tendon, which may contribute to the long-term complications in the foot-ankle complex and to investigate the factors relating to its thickening. METHODS The study group included 55 patients (26 female and 29 male) with type 2 DM, while the control group included 34 non-diabetic people (13 female and 21 male). We matched the female and male DM patients with their respective control groups in terms of age, BMI, height and body… CONTINUE READING
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