Biomechanical Properties of Achilles Tendon in Diabetic vs. Non-diabetic Patients


GÜNEY A. , VATANSEVER F. , KARAMAN I. , KAFADAR I. H. , ÖNER M. , TÜRK C. Y.

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.123, no.7, pp.428-432, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0035-1549889
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES
  • Page Numbers: pp.428-432
  • Keywords: diabetes, achilles tendon, biomechanical properties, tensile test, NONENZYMATIC GLYCATION, FOOT, CLASSIFICATION, MELLITUS

Abstract

Background/objectives: Structural and functional impairments of the Achilles tendon in diabetic patients has the potential to contribute to ulcer formation through altered foot mechanics. This study aimed to examine the biomechanical and histopathological alterations in Achilles tendon specimens from diabetic vs. non-diabetic individuals.