|Title:||Plantar fascia softening in plantar fasciitis with normal B-mode sonography||Authors:||CHUEH-HUNG WU
|Issue Date:||2015||Publisher:||Springer Verlag||Journal Volume:||44||Journal Issue:||11||Start page/Pages:||1603-1607||Source:||Skeletal Radiology||Abstract:||
Objective: To investigate plantar fascia elasticity in patients with typical clinical manifestations of plantar fasciitis but normal plantar fascia morphology on B-mode sonography. Materials and methods: Twenty patients with plantar fasciitis (10 unilateral and 10 bilateral) and 30 healthy volunteers, all with normal plantar fascia morphology on B-mode sonography, were included in the study. Plantar fascia elasticity was evaluated by sonoelastographic examination. All sonoelastograms were quantitatively analyzed, and less red pixel intensity was representative of softer tissue. Pixel intensity was compared among unilateral plantar fasciitis patients, bilateral plantar fasciitis patients, and healthy volunteers by one-way ANOVA. A post hoc Scheff?’s test was used to identify where the differences occurred. Results: Compared to healthy participants (red pixel intensity: 146.9 ± 9.1), there was significantly less red pixel intensity in the asymptomatic sides of unilateral plantar fasciitis (140.4 ± 7.3, p = 0.01), symptomatic sides of unilateral plantar fasciitis (127.1 ± 7.4, p < 0.001), and both sides of bilateral plantar fasciitis (129.4 ± 7.5, p < 0.001). There were no significant differences in plantar fascia thickness or green or blue pixel intensity among these groups. Conclusion: Sonoelastography revealed that the plantar fascia is softer in patients with typical clinical manifestations of plantar fasciitis, even if they exhibit no abnormalities on B-mode sonography. ? 2015, ISS.
|ISSN:||0364-2348||DOI:||10.1007/s00256-015-2215-4||SDG/Keyword:||adult; Article; body mass; clinical article; controlled study; echography; elasticity; elastography; fascia; female; human; image analysis; male; middle aged; physical activity; plantar fasciitis; priority journal; symptom; thickness; visual analog scale; analysis of variance; echography; fascia; foot; plantar fasciitis; reproducibility; Adult; Analysis of Variance; Fascia; Fasciitis, Plantar; Female; Foot; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Reproducibility of Results
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