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ULTRASONOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT OF FEMORAL CARTILAGE THICKNESS IN PATIENTS

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dc.contributor.author Kara, M
dc.contributor.author Tiftik, T
dc.contributor.author Oken, O
dc.contributor.author Akkaya, N
dc.contributor.author Tunc, H
dc.contributor.author Ozcakar, L
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T15:01:40Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T15:01:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1650-1977
dc.identifier.issn J9 J REHABIL MED
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/21505
dc.description.abstract Objective: To assess femoral cartilage thickness in patients with spinal cord injury.
dc.description.abstract Subjects: Forty-six patients with SCI (35 men, 11 women; mean age: 33.6 years (standard deviation 8.1) and 46 age-, sex- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy subjects were enrolled.
dc.description.abstract Methods: Patients were evaluated with the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Impairment Scale, Modified Ashworth Scale, Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury, and Functional Independence Measurement. Mid-point ultrasonographic femoral cartilage thickness measurements were taken from the right lateral condyle, right intercondylar area, right medial condyle, left medial condyle, left intercondylar area and left lateral condyle.
dc.description.abstract Results: Ultrasonographic measurements revealed significantly thicker values in the intercondylar areas (bilaterally) and the medial condyle (left knee) of patients with spinal cord injury compared with those of controls. When the subgroups were compared with their paired healthy controls, measurements pertaining to the motor complete group were found to be significantly thicker in the intercondylar areas (bilaterally) and the medial condyle (left knee). Cartilage thickness values correlated negatively with the duration of immobilization (for bilateral intercondylar areas), and with BMI and ASIA level (for bilateral lateral condyles).
dc.description.abstract Conclusion: Femoral cartilage thicknesses were found to change after spinal cord injury, and to have a negative correlation with disease duration and severity. Future studies including histological evaluations may elucidate whether such changes are favourable for the knee joints of patients with spinal cord injury.
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION
dc.relation.isversionof 10.2340/16501977-1092
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject spinal cord injury; femoral cartilage; thickness; ultrasound;
dc.subject immobilization
dc.title ULTRASONOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT OF FEMORAL CARTILAGE THICKNESS IN PATIENTS
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE
dc.identifier.volume 45
dc.identifier.issue 2
dc.identifier.startpage 145
dc.identifier.endpage 148
dc.identifier.index WOS


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