Ultrasonographic Measurements of the Achilles Tendon Thickness of Men and Women Athletes in Olympic Weightlifting

Osman Tüfekçi, Kenan Erdağı

Abstract


Objectives: The study aims to investigate the Achilles tendon thickness of men, women athletes in Olympic weightlifting and sedentary individuals.

Methods: This research study was conducted on 4 groups, comprising of athletes in Olympic weightlifting (n= 25 men, n=25 women) and sedentary individuals (n=25 men, n=25 women), aged 18-19 years. Ultrasonography was performed on the Achilles tendon of the two limbs of 100 individuals. 

Results: The mean thickness of the Achilles tendon was significantly larger in the athletes than in the sedentary individuals. No correlation was found between the age, height, body weight of the athletes and the thickness of the Achilles tendon.

Conclusion: In conclusion, we state that in addition to the following hypertrophic development of the Achilles tendon in athletes in weightlifting, future studies including force parameters may be beneficial.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v7i4.4116

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