Mechanical alterations of rabbit Achilles' tendon after immobilization correlate with bone mineral density but not with magnetic resonance or ultrasound imaging.

@article{Trudel2007MechanicalAO,
  title={Mechanical alterations of rabbit Achilles' tendon after immobilization correlate with bone mineral density but not with magnetic resonance or ultrasound imaging.},
  author={Guy Trudel and Yoichi Koike and Nanthan Ramachandran and Geoff Doherty and Laurent Dinh and Martin Lecompte and Hans K. Uhthoff},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 12},
  pages={1720-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US) imaging, or bone mineral density (BMD) in predicting the mechanical properties of immobilized rabbit Achilles' tendons. DESIGN Experimental study. SETTING Basic university laboratory. ANIMALS Twenty-eight rabbits. INTERVENTIONS Twelve rabbits had 1 hindlimb casted for 4 weeks and 10 rabbits were casted for 8 weeks. Contralateral legs and 12 normal hindlimbs served as controls. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES… CONTINUE READING

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