What is it about?
The aims of the study were to detect the frequency of involvement of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia in patients with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) by high-frequency gray-scale ultrasonography (US) and power Doppler sonography (PDS) and to correlate these findings with demographic and clinical data.
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Why is it important?
ultrasonographic Achilles tendon and plantar fascia calcifications are frequent findings in patients with CPPD. These calcifications have a high specificity and can be used as a useful indirect sign of CPPD.
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This page is a summary of: Ultrasonographic findings of Achilles tendon and plantar fascia in patients with calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, Clinical Rheumatology, December 2011, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10067-011-1911-2.
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