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Sonographic Comparison of Patellar Tendon Thickness with Height in Chronic Diabetic Patients and Normal Individuals

Abstract

Background: Diabetes mellitus causes damage to the musculoskeletal system, but the severity depends upon its duration and level. It is to be widely considered that the knee joint is the most accessible joint for clinical examination. For both accuracy and reproducibility when compared to the clinical exam knee ultrasound was proven to be superior. Objective: To determines the Sonographic comparison of patellar tendon thickness with height in chronic diabetic patients and normal individuals. Methods: The study was conducted at the civil hospital Jamrud Khyber Agency, in six months. Point of care ultrasound (GE logic book) with high-frequency transducer was used. All the patients were enrolled voluntarily after explaining the procedure to the patient thoroughly. An informed consent form was signed from each. Age, height, weight, right and left patellar tendon, proximal and distal part thickness were measured for both diabetics and non-diabetics individuals. Results: proximal part & distal part of right patellar tendon thickness and the proximal part & distal part of left patellar tendon thickness of p-value 0.00, 0.01, 0.00 and 0.023 respectively with height. Conclusions: comparison of patellar tendon thickness with height in chronic diabetic patients and normal individuals.

Said Mohammad*, Raham Bacha, Hafeez Ullah and Iqra Manzoor

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