The use of ultrasound in the assessment and treatment of Achilles tendinosis

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Nov;91(11):1405-9. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.91B11.23060.


The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of disorders of the tendo Achillis is discussed. Some of the pathological processes which occur in Achilles tendinopathy can be identified by ultrasound, which may also be used to direct local treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adult
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Male
  • Tendinopathy / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tendinopathy / therapy
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods
  • Wound Healing


  • Glucocorticoids