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dc.contributor.authorMolyneux, Pen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Men_NZ
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBrenton-Rule, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRome, Ken_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T03:53:07Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T03:53:07Z
dc.date.copyright2017-05-30en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSystematic reviews, 6(1), 108.
dc.identifier.issn2046-4053en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10715
dc.description.abstractBackground: Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries in recreational and competitive runners, yet the clinical significance and frequency of abnormal sonographic characteristics in runners remains unclear. This paper presents a protocol for a systematic review which aims to assess existing literature which has employed ultrasonography to evaluate characteristics of the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon in runners. Methods: An electronic literature search will be conducted using the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus. Studies published in English will be included if they evaluate ultrasound characteristics associated with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy in runners. Methodological quality will be assessed using a scale adapted from the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale. Discussion: This will be the first systematic review to summarise the existing evidence on ultrasound characteristics of the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon in recreational runners. Systematic review registration: PROSPERO CRD42016050509en_NZ
dc.publisherBioMed Central
dc.relation.urihttps://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-017-0501-z
dc.rightsThis article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
dc.subjectAchilles tendon; Ultrasound imaging; Running
dc.titleUltrasound Characteristics of the Mid-portion of the Achilles Tendon in Runners: A Systematic Review Protocolen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s13643-017-0501-zen_NZ
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.volume6en_NZ
pubs.elements-id281273
aut.relation.journalSystematic Reviewsen_NZ


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