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

January 2014 to February 2015

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.

This project led by: Kenneth S Lee, MD