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Asymptomatic achilles tendinopathy in male distance runners

      Introduction: Achilles tendinopathy is a debilitating running injury affecting 50% of distance runners over their lifetime. It is diagnosed through a clinical examination and imaging, usually gray scale ultrasound (US). However, US imaging studies have shown that pathological changes are also often present in 11–33% of asymptomatic individuals. The risk of symptom development in the presence of tendon pathology is unknown.
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