Achilles tendon biomechanics is psoriatic arthritis patients with ultrasound proven enthisitis

James Woodburn, Elaine Hyslop, Ruth Barn, Iain B. McInnes, Deborah Turner

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate Achilles tendon (AT) biomechanics in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients with ultrasound confirmed features of enthesitis.
PsA patients and healthy control subjects underwent three-dimensional (3D) gait analysis to measure walking speed, rotational joint motion and the moments, power, and AT force at the ankle–subtalar joint complex. The Glasgow Ultrasound Enthesitis Scoring System (GUESS) was used to score the presence of enthesophytes, erosions, retrocalcaneal bursitis, and tendon thickening. Power Doppler ultrasound signal (PDUS) was used to detect active disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • achilles tendon
  • biomechanics
  • psoriatic arthritis

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