Standard Deviation of the Distance Between the Sural Nerve and Achilles Tendon by Ultrasound
The purpose of this study is to define the standardization of the distance between the Sural nerve & Achilles tendon, in otherwise healthy persons and athletes.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional|
- distance between the Sural nerve & the Achilles tendon [ Time Frame: day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]one time measurment of the distance between the sural nerve & the Achilles tendon, using an US device.
|Study Start Date:||April 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
otherwise healthy persons
healthy persons, no major trauma or surgery of ankle or calves, no bone or muscle disease, age 18-60
The distance between the two anatomic structures is measured by US and data is analyzed to define the standardized distance in the population in order to avoid damage to the sural nerve while repairing an Achilles tendon rupture using the percutaneous methode.