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Optimizing Treatment of Patellar Tendon Injuries With Ultrasound Imaging
Speaker: Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD

After watching this collaborative activity with the American Physical Therapy Association [APTA], you should be able to:

- Recognize the sonographic signature of healthy and injured patellar tendon (including the quadriceps tendon, at the proximal and distal insertions to the tibia, and the patella);
- Evaluate and measure patella tendon structure and affiliated muscles;
- Explain how ultrasound imaging can help in treatment planning and progression;
- Describe how ultrasound imaging can help with differential diagnosis in patients with patellar tendon injury; and
- Recognize how shear wave elastography is used in tendon injury.

For more information about this activity, please refer to this document: https://aium.s3.amazonaws.com/webinar/WebinarInfo/21PTI.pdf

Apr 28, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Karin Grävare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair @Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware
Dr. Silbernagel is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, and the principal investigator of the Delaware Tendon Research Group. She has been a practicing physical therapist for over 30 years in orthopedics and sports medicine, and her expertise is in the clinical aspects of tendon injury. Her work has been directly integrated into the clinical guidelines for treatment of patients with tendon injuries. She has presented her research at numerous conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals (100+ published articles to date). As the principal investigator of the Tendon Research Group at the University of Delaware, she is working to advance understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. Her research approach is to evaluate tendon health and recovery by quantifying tendon composition, structure, and mechanical properties through ultrasound imaging, as well as patients’ impairments and symptoms.