P2-59. The ultrasonographic study of peripheral nerves in lower limbs and quadriceps femoris muscles in polio survivors

The objective of this study is to evaluate ultrasonographically peripheral nerves and muscles in lower limbs of polio survivors. In twenty-four polio survivors (polio) and 24 healthy controls (HC), cross-sectional areas (CSAs) of bilateral sciatic, tibial, common fibular and sural nerves were measured. Thickness of quadriceps femoris muscles (t-QF) was also measured. Then, we compared the results between polio and HC, or among mild, moderate and severe polio limb groups classified according to NRH classification.
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