University of Wisconsin–Madison

A PILOT STUDY CORRELATING NOVEL ULTRASOUND ELASTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES TO STANDARD CLINICAL OUTCOMES IN THE TREATMENT OF ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY WITH PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY

This project was led by: Kenneth S Lee MD

This project was funded by:

The term of this project was: January 2014 to February 2015

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 20

The specific aim of this proposal is to determine whether novel elastographic imaging modalities (AE and SWI) correlate with more standard clinical outcomes.
Primary Objective: estimate US-based changes consistent with disease modification in two ways:
1) Conventional US to assess Achilles tendon thickness, neovascularity, and hypoechogenicity .
2) Estimate AE and SWI variability and the correlations of AE and SWI with conventional US measures to plan an adequately powered future study.