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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717617/conservative-treatment-for-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-platelet-rich-plasma-and-focused-shock-waves-a-retrospective-study
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Davide Erroi, Matilde Sigona, Tania Suarez, Donatella Trischitta, Antonio Pavan, Maria Chiara Vulpiani, Mario Vetrano
BACKGROUND: Insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) represents a serious challenge for both physiatrists and surgeons. Here we analyse the results obtained by two conservative treatments [platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and focused extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT)] in physically active patients with IAT. METHODS: During two consecutive periods, 45 consecutive patients with IAT were treated with 3 sessions of ESWT (2400 impulses at 0.17-0.25 mJ/mm(2) per session) (24 cases between September 2011 and July 2013) or with 2 autologous PRP injections over two weeks (21 cases between September 2013 and July 2015)...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717616/topical-polidocanol-application-in-combination-with-static-stretching-in-tendinopathies-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Matthias Gatz, Simone Schrading, Timm Dirrichs, Marcel Betsch, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Christiane Kuhl, Valentin Quack
BACKGROUND: Highly operator-based injection therapy with vasosclerosing and anesthetic polidocanol is used for tendinopathies. This pilot-study evaluates the topical application of polidocanol gel. METHODS: Prospective case series. 39 patients with tendinopathies (14 Achilles, 14 patella, 11 wrist extensors) with a symptom duration > 6 months were included. Polidocanol and static stretching were the therapy in the first 2 weeks, while static stretching was continuously performed for 6 months...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717613/morphometric-evaluation-of-human-tendocalcaneus-a-cadaveric-study-of-south-indian-male-population
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Naveen Kumar, Ashwini P Aithal, Satheesha B Nayak, Jyothsna Patil, Abhinitha Padavinangadi, Biswa Bina Ray
INTRODUCTION: Tendocalcaneus or Achilles tendon is formed by the fusion of the tendons of gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. Normal morphometric measurements of tendo-calcaneus serves an important landmark in its anthropometric evaluation and biomechanical characteristics. Hence the objective of this study was to provide detailed morphometric profile of tendocalcaneus in south indian cadaveric male population. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 64 dissected adult limbs was studied...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717612/intratendinous-tears-of-the-achilles-tendon-a-new-pathology-analysis-of-a-large-4-year-cohort
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Otto Chan, Sarah Morton, Mel Pritchard, Tina Parkes, Peter Malliaras, Tom Crisp, Nat Padhiar, Nicola Maffulli, John King, Dylan Morrissey
BACKGROUND: Achillodynia is common and includes Achilles tendinopathy, partial Achilles tears and Achilles tendon ruptures. However, we believe an additional pathology should be considered for Achillodynia differentials - the intratendinous tear (ITT). METHODS: Examinations of 740 achillodynic patients in one specialist centre were reviewed. ITTs were defined as a clearly visualised echopoor area situated centrally and extending to, but not through the tendon periphery, with pain on palpation and no clinical findings consistent with Achilles rupture...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708705/ultrasound-guidance-does-not-improve-the-results-of-shock-wave-for-plantar-fasciitis-or-calcific-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Masiiwa M Njawaya, Bassam Moses, David Martens, Jessica J Orchard, Tim Driscoll, John Negrine, John W Orchard
OBJECTIVE: To establish whether the use of ultrasound to direct shock waves to the area of greater calcification in calcaneal enthesopathies was more effective than the common procedure of directing shock waves to the point where the patient has the most tenderness. DESIGN: Two-armed nonblinded randomized control trial with allocation concealment. SETTING: The Sports Clinic at Sydney University. PATIENTS: Participants 18 years or older with symptomatic plantar fasciitis (PF) (with heel spur) or calcific Achilles tendinopathy (CAT)...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698601/characteristics-of-sonography-in-a-rat-achilles-tendinopathy-model-possible-non-invasive-predictors-of-biomechanics
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Su-Ya Lee, Hsiao-Feng Chieh, Chien-Ju Lin, I-Ming Jou, Yung-Nien Sun, Li-Chieh Kuo, Po-Ting Wu, Fong-Chin Su
The purpose of this study was to investigate the dynamic changes of histopathology, biomechanical properties, echo intensity, and ultrasound features in a collagenase-induced tendinopathy model of rat Achilles tendons, and to examine the associations among biomechanical properties, echo intensity, and ultrasound features. Forty-two rats received an ultrasound-guided collagenase injection on their left Achilles tendons, and needle puncture on the right ones as the control. At four, eight, and twelve weeks post-injury, the tendons were examined via measurements of their biomechanical properties, histopathological and ultrasonographic characteristics...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698221/patellar-and-achilles-tendinopathies-are-predominantly-peripheral-pain-states-a-blinded-case-control-study-of-somatosensory-and-psychological-profiles
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Melanie L Plinsinga, Cornelis P van Wilgen, Michel S Brink, Viana Vuvan, Aoife Stephenson, Luke J Heales, Rebecca Mellor, Brooke K Coombes, Bill T Vicenzino
STUDY DESIGN: Case-control design. BACKGROUND: Tendinopathy is characterised by pain on tendon loading. In persistent cases of upper limb tendinopathy, it is frequently associated with central nervous system sensitisation, whereas less commonly linked in the case of persistent lower limb tendinopathies. OBJECTIVES: Compare somatosensory and psychological profiles of participants with persistent patellar (PT) and Achilles tendinopathies (AT) with pain-free controls...
July 11, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693535/alfredson-versus-silbernagel-exercise-therapy-in-chronic-midportion-achilles-tendinopathy-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Bas Habets, Robert E H van Cingel, Frank J G Backx, Bionka M A Huisstede
BACKGROUND: Midportion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common overuse injury, usually requiring several months of rehabilitation. Exercise therapy of the ankle plantar flexors (i.e. tendon loading) is considered crucial during conservative rehabilitation. Alfredson's isolated eccentric and Silbernagel's combined concentric-eccentric exercise programs have both shown beneficial results, but it is unknown whether any of these programs is superior for use in clinical practice. Therefore, the primary objective of this study is to compare the effectiveness of both programs on clinical symptoms...
July 11, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659242/minimally-invasive-achilles-tendon-stripping-for-the-management-of-tendinopathy-of-the-main-body-of-the-achilles-tendon
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Nicola Maffulli, Francesco Oliva, Gayle D Maffulli, Alessio Giai Via, Nikolaos Gougoulias
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of disability. New nerves fibers grow from the paratenon into the Achilles tendon, and they could play a central role in the development of pain. We report the results of minimally invasive Achilles tendon stripping for Achilles tendinopathy in 47 active patients. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles questionnaire score improved from 53.8 preoperatively to 85.3 postoperatively (p < .001). After a mean follow-up period of 40.5 months, 41 patients had resumed sporting activities at an average of 3...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652961/successful-long-term-terbinafine-therapy-in-an-asthmatic-patient-with-aspergillus-sensitization-and-bronchiectasis
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Isabel Rodriguez-Goncer, Rob Niven, David W Denning
Severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS) is estimated to affect ~25% of patients with poorly controlled asthma. Tri-azole therapy is effective in only 60-80% and side effects are common. We report a 25 years-old woman with severe asthma, Aspergillus sensitization and marked bronchiectasis that developed a rare Achilles-tendinopathy with both itraconazole and voriconazole. She started a trial with terbinafine as salvage therapy that led to a striking improvement and long-term control of her respiratory disease...
June 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642226/measuring-patient-reported-outcomes-pros-proms-in-people-with-achilles-tendinopathy-how-useful-is-the-visa-a
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Adrian Mallows, Chris Littlewood, Peter Malliaras
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June 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633783/a-biomechanical-analysis-of-interference-screw-versus-bone-tunnel-fixation-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-transfers-to-the-calcaneus
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George T Liu, B Christian Balldin, Jacob R Zide, Christopher T Chen
The flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer is commonly used to restore function in chronic Achilles tendon ruptures and chronic Achilles tendinopathy. The tendon is often secured to the calcaneus either through a bone tunnel or by an interference screw. We hypothesized that tenodesis using the bone tunnel method would be mechanically superior to interference screw fixation for flexor hallucis longus transfers. Eight matched pairs of cadaveric specimens were assigned randomly to the bone tunnel or interference screw technique and were loaded to failure...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620014/the-tendinopathic-achilles-tendon-does-not-remain-iso-volumetric-upon-repeated-loading-insights-from-3d-ultrasound
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Leila Nuri, Steven J Obst, Richard Newsham-West, Rod S Barrett
Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (MAT) alters the normal three-dimensional (3D) morphology of the Achilles tendon (AT) at rest and under a single tensile load. However, how MAT changes the 3D morphology of AT during repeated loading remains unclear. This study compared the AT longitudinal, transverse and volume strains during repeated loading in MAT with those of the contralateral tendon in people with unilateral MAT. Ten adults with unilateral MAT performed 10 successive 25 second submaximal (50%) voluntary isometric plantarflexion contractions with both legs...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601938/enhanced-gap-junction-intercellular-communication-inhibits-catabolic-and-pro-inflammatory-responses-in-tenocytes-against-heat-stress
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Eijiro Maeda, Shunsuke Kimura, Masahiko Yamada, Masataka Tashiro, Toshiro Ohashi
Elevation of tendon core temperature during severe activity is well known. However, its effects on tenocyte function have not been studied in detail. The present study tested a hypothesis that heat stimulation upregulates tenocyte catabolism, which can be modulated by the inhibition or the enhancement of gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC). Tenocytes isolated from rabbit Achilles tendons were subjected to heat stimulation at 37 °C, 41 °C or 43 °C for 30 min, and changes in cell viability, gene expressions and GJIC were examined...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581815/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-achilles-tendinopathy-and-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-in-runners
#15
James Becker, Stanley James, Robert Wayner, Louis Osternig, Li-Shan Chou
BACKGROUND: There is disagreement in the literature regarding whether the excessive excursion or velocity of rearfoot eversion is related to the development of 2 common running injuries: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). An alternative hypothesis suggests that the duration of rearfoot eversion may be an important factor. However, the duration of eversion has received relatively little attention in the biomechanics literature. HYPOTHESIS: Runners with AT or MTSS will demonstrate a longer duration of eversion but not greater excursion or velocity of eversion compared with healthy controls...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579818/healing-of-achilles-tendon-partial-tear-following-focused-shockwave-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#16
Yu-Chun Hsu, Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang, Der-Sheng Han, Li-Wei Chou
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of posterior heel pain and can progress to partial tendon tear without adequate treatment. Effects of traditional treatments vary, and many recent reports focus on the use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for Achilles tendinopathy but not for Achilles tendon partial tear. Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old female suffering from severe left heel pain for half a year. All treatment and rehabilitation were less effective until ESWT was applied. Each course of focused shockwave therapy included 2500 shots with energy flux density from 0...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579127/peritenolysis-and-debridement-for-main-body-mid-portion-achilles-tendinopathy-in-athletic-patients-results-of-107-procedures
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Amol Saxena, Brian K Hong, Deann Hofer
Achilles tendinopathy in the main body (mid-portion) of the tendon is a common pathologic finding among active and athletic populations and can be debilitating without proper and adequate treatment. Numerous surgical approaches for this common pathologic finding have been reported, with variable outcomes. We evaluated the surgical outcomes of peritenolysis and debridement of main body Achilles tendinopathy among athletic populations using the return to activity (RTA) and decreased desired activity (DDA) as our primary outcome measures...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574416/richly-innervated-soft-tissues-covering-the-superficial-aspect-of-the-extensor-origin-in-patients-with-chronic-painful-tennis-elbow-implication-for-treatment
#18
C Spang, H Alfredson
BACKGROUND: Tennis elbow is difficult to treat. The results of surgical treatments are not convincing. Treatment studies on Achilles and patellar tendinopathy targeting the richly innervated and vascularized soft tissues outside the tendon have shown promising outcomes. The innervation patterns in the fibrous/fatty tissues superficially to the elbow extensor origin have not been clarified. METHODS: Nine tissue specimens from the fibrous/fatty tissue covering the extensor origin was taken from seven patients (mean age: 45 years) undergoing surgical treatment for chronic painful tennis elbow...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559670/manual-therapy-and-eccentric-exercise-in-the-management-of-achilles-tendinopathy
#19
Dhinu J Jayaseelan, Michael Kecman, Daniel Alcorn, Josiah D Sault
Chronic Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is an overuse condition seen among runners. Eccentric exercise can decrease pain and improve function for those with chronic degenerative tendon changes; however, some individuals have continued pain requiring additional intervention. While joint mobilization and manipulation has not been studied in the management in Achilles tendinopathy, other chronic tendon dysfunction, such as lateral epicondylalgia, has responded well to manual therapy (MT). Three runners were seen in physical therapy (PT) for chronic AT...
May 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558847/ultrasound-characteristics-of-the-mid-portion-of-the-achilles-tendon-in-runners-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Prue Molyneux, Matthew Carroll, Sarah Stewart, Angela Brenton-Rule, Keith Rome
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries in recreational and competitive runners, yet the clinical significance and frequency of abnormal sonographic characteristics in runners remains unclear. This paper presents a protocol for a systematic review which aims to assess existing literature which has employed ultrasonography to evaluate characteristics of the mid-portion of the Achilles tendon in runners. METHODS: An electronic literature search will be conducted using the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL and SPORTDiscus...
May 30, 2017: Systematic Reviews
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