Short Tilte:Ultrasound imaging of acute biceps tendon changes after wheelchair sports
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):07, 88, 3, 381-385
Study examined acute changes in the biceps tendon after a high-intensity wheelchair propulsion activity. The biceps tendon was imaged with ultrasound before and after subjects participated in wheelchair basketball or quad rugby. The average diameter of the tendon and the echogenicity ratio were calculated. Acute changes in biceps tendon properties were found after exercise. The echogenicity ratio of the tendon significantly decreased from 1.97 to 1.73 after the event. The diameter of the biceps tendon increased from 4.60 to 4.82 mm. The change in tendon diameter positively correlated with the time of play.