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Association Between Age, Gender, HbA1c Level, Fasting Plasma Glucose Level, and the Ultrasonographic Findings in Patients With Shoulder Tendinosis

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Department of Radiology, Hitit University Erol Olçok Education and Research Hospital, Çorum, Türkiye

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Clinic of Radiology, Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hitit University Erol Olçok Education and Research Hospital, Çorum, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2023; 5: 279-283
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2023.22077
Read: 664 Downloads: 396 Published: 01 May 2023

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of age, gender, HbA1c level, fasting plasma glucose level, and ultrasonographic findings in patients with shoulder tendinosis.

Methods: Patients with tendinosis (n=178) in the biceps brachii and/or supraspinatus tendon and healthy controls (n=181) were included. The demographic and clinical characteristics were recorded. Two blinded radiologists performed the ultrasonographic evaluation on the shoulders bilaterally. Also, HbA1c and fasting blood glucose levels were measured.

Results: In the tendinosis group, 54.7% of the participants were females and 37.1% of participants were males (P=.002). The number of participants over the age of 50 years was found to be increased in the tendinosis group than in the control group (P=.004). The number of patients with HbA1c levels between 5.7 and 6.4 was found to be increased in the tendinosis group (P=.014). Bilateral biceps and supraspinatus tendon thicknesses were significantly increased in the tendinosis group over 50 years old (P < .05). Right and left biceps tendon calcifications were found to be increased in those over 50 years old in the tendinosis group (P=.011 and P=.027, respectively). In the tendinosis group, right and left supraspinatus tendon calcifications were found to be increased in those over 50 years old (P=.009 and P=.013, respectively).

Conclusions: This study shows that being female and over 50 years old and having HbA1c levels between 5.7 and 6.4 increased the development of tendinosis susceptibility.

Cite this article as: Büyükşireci M, Kaçar M, Eker Büyükşireci D, Kazcı Ö. Association between age, gender, HbA1c level, fasting plasma glucose level, and the ultrasonographic findings in patients with shoulder tendinosis. Arch Basic Clin Res., 2023;5(2):279-283.

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