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dc.contributor.authorCameron, AFM
dc.contributor.authorRome, K
dc.contributor.authorHing, WA
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-08T22:00:10Z
dc.date.available2014-12-08T22:00:10Z
dc.date.copyright2008
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Foot and Ankle Research 2008, 1:12. DOI:10.1186/1757-1146-1-12
dc.identifier.issn1757-1146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/8207
dc.description.abstractBackground The Abductor hallucis muscle (AbdH) plays an integral role during gait and is often affected in pathological foot conditions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the within and between-session intra-tester reliability using diagnostic ultrasound of the dorso-plantar thickness, medio-lateral width and cross-sectional area, of the AbdH in asymptomatic adults. Methods The AbdH muscles of thirty asymptomatic subjects were imaged and then measured using a Philips HD11 Ultrasound machine. Interclass correlation coefficients (ICC) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) were used to calculate both within and between session intra-tester reliability. Results The within-session reliability results demonstrated for dorso-plantar thickness an ICC of 0.97 (95% CI: 0.99–0.99); medio-lateral width an ICC: of 0.97 (95% CI: 0.92–0.97) and cross-sectional area an ICC of 0.98 (95% CI: 0.98–0.99). Between-session reliability results demonstrated for dorso-plantar thickness an ICC of 0.97 (95% CI: 0.95 to 0.98); medio-lateral width an ICC of 0.94 (95% CI 0.90 to 0.96) and for cross-sectional area an ICC of 0.79 (95% CI 0.65 to 0.88). Conclusion Diagnostic ultrasound has the potential to be a reliable tool for evaluating the AbdH muscle in asymptomatic subjects. Subsequent studies may be conducted to provide a better understanding of the AbdH function in foot and ankle pathologies.
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltd.
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-1146-1-12
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.titleUltrasound Evaluation of the Abductor Hallucis Muscle: Reliability Study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1146-1-12
dc.identifier.roid2788en_NZ
aut.relation.articlenumber12
aut.relation.volume1
pubs.elements-id12284


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