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Figure 15 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 15

From: A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO): the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

Figure 15

Metabolic imaging using whole body 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET and CT. Note the metabolic activity on the lateral side of the left lower limb as well as on the right ankle. The area around the ankle corresponds to the Shen mai acupuncture point which has been evaluated in our study. Shank muscles are commonly more active in locomotion. The image was provided courteously by Dr David Townsend, University of Tennessee [165].

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