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Patellar tendinopathy

Jean-Francois Esculier, Laurent J Bouyer, Blaise Dubois, Jean Leblond, Mélanie Brisson, Luc Chau, Jean-Sébastien Roy
OBJECTIVES: To identify predictors of outcome to a rehabilitation program focused on education and management of training loads in runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: Secondary analyses of a randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Fifty-eight runners with PFP (62% female, aged 31.2±6.6years, running 20.3±5.6km/week) were included in analyses. Following baseline collection of demographics, anthropometry, symptomatology, isometric strength, running mechanics and radiological data, runners were randomized to one of the three 8-week intervention program: (1) Education on symptoms management and training modifications; (2) Education+Exercise program; (3) Education+Gait retraining...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Maurizio Giacchino, Cristina Caresio, Negar E Gorji, Filippo Molinari, Giuseppe Massazza, Marco Alessandro Minetto
Background: Ultrasonographic abnormalities of the patellar tendon frequently occur in asymptomatic athletes and it is not always clear whether they precede (and may predict) the development of tendinopathy. Objective: This study aimed to investigate by ultrasonography the prevalence of patellar tendon abnormalities in players of "pallapugno" and to establish whether structural tendon abnormalities predict tendinopathy development. Methods: Ultrasound B-mode images of the patellar tendon of both sides were acquired in fourteen throwers...
July 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
Jodi L Young, Daniel I Rhon, Joshua A Cleland, Suzanne J Snodgrass
Study Design Systematic review. Background Therapeutic exercise is commonly used to treat individuals with knee disorders, but dosing parameters for optimal outcomes are unclear. Large variations exist in exercise prescription, and research related to specific dosing variables for knee osteoarthritis, patellar tendinopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome is sparse. Objectives To identify specific doses of exercise related to improved outcomes of pain and function in individuals with common knee disorders, categorized by effect size...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
P M Tscholl, R M Biedert, F Wanivenhaus, S F Fucentese
Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a frequent overuse injury of the extensor knee apparatus, whereas as up to 30% of the athletes might suffer from persisting symptoms during their entire career. In the present case-control study, 47 patients (30.8 ± 11.4 years) with PT with intratendinous alteration (PTita) of a minimum of ≥25% of the axial surface on MRI and minimum Blazina score of II (pain during without limiting sports activity) were included; MR images were analyzed for trochlear geometry, patellar height/tilt, and tibial tubercle-trochlear groove distance (TT-TG)...
April 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Ebonie Rio, Craig Purdam, Michael Girdwood, Jill Cook
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of an isometric squat exercise using a portable belt, on patellar tendon pain and function, in athletes during their competitive season. DESIGN: Case series with no requirements to change any aspect of games or training. The object of this pragmatic study was to investigate this intervention in addition to "usual management." A control or sham intervention was considered unacceptable to teams. SETTING: In-season...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Michel D Crema, Larissa G Cortinas, Giovanni B P Lima, Rene Jorge Abdalla, Sheila Jean McNeill Ingham, Abdalla Y Skaf
OBJECTIVE: To assess the differences in morphology and alignment of the knee between patients with proximal patellar tendinopathy (PPT) and a control group, using MRI and focusing on the patellofemoral joint. METHODS: We retrospectively included 35 patients with clinically diagnosed and unequivocal findings of PPT on knee MRI, the case group. For the control group, we included 70 patients who underwent knee MRI for other reasons, with no clinical or MRI evidence of PPT...
March 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Brooke Kaye Coombes, Kylie Tucker, Bill Vicenzino, Viana Vuvan, Rebecca Mellor, Luke Heales, Antoine Nordez, François Hug
We thank Wu (2017) and the editors for the opportunity to provide greater discussion on the association of tendon shear wave velocity (SWV) with potentially important covariates including sex and age. We would like to first clarify that we did not directly compare the Achilles and patellar tendinopathy groups. Instead, the (most) affected tendon from each tendinopathy group was compared with a matched tendon from the healthy control group. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
November 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
C-H Wu
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November 28, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Gernot Lang, Jan M Pestka, Dirk Maier, Kaywan Izadpanah, Norbert Südkamp, Peter Ogon
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic patellar release (APR) is utilized for minimally invasive surgical treatment of patellar tendinopathy. Evidence regarding long-term success following the procedure is limited. Also, the influence of age and preoperative performance level, are incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether APR translates into sustained pain relief over a long-term follow-up in athletes undergoing APR. Furthermore, we analyzed if age influences clinical and functional outcome measures in APR...
November 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Timm Dirrichs, Valentin Quack, Matthias Gatz, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Marcel Betsch, Christiane K Kuhl, Simone Schrading
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the diagnostic accuracy with which shear wave elastography (SWE) can be used to monitor response to treatment of tendinopathies, and to compare it to conventional ultrasound (US)-imaging methods (B-mode US (B-US) and power Doppler US (PD-US)). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective Institutional Review Board-approved longitudinal study on 35 patients with 47 symptomatic tendons (17 Achilles-, 15 patellar-, and 15 humeral-epicondylar) who underwent standardized multimodal US and standardized clinical assessment before and after 6 months of treatment (tailored stretching exercise, sport break, and local Polidocanol) was carried out...
November 16, 2017: Academic Radiology
Hyunjae Jeon, Melanie L McGrath, Neal Grandgenett, Adam B Rosen
CONTEXT: Patellar tendinopathy is prevalent in physically active populations and it affects their quality of living, performance of activity, and may contribute to the early cessation of their athletic careers. A number of previous studies have identified contributing factors for patellar tendinopathy however their contributions to self-reported dysfunction remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine if strength, flexibility, and various lower extremity static alignments contributed to self-reported function and influence the severity of patellar tendinopathy...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Mehmet Can Unlu, Aybars Kivrak, Mahmut Enes Kayaalp, Olgar Birsel, Isık Akgun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the likelihood of a better clinical outcome after the peritendinous injection of PRP for the treatment of chronic tendinopathy and identify whether PRP represents an effective treatment option for chronic tendinopathies. METHODS: The study included 214 patients (86 males and 128 females; mean age: 39.3 (18-75) years) who received PRP injections for tendinopathy refractory to conventional treatments...
December 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Emily B Beyer, Elena J Jelsing, Wendy J Hurd
A 40-year-old man presented to a physician for knee pain when squatting and in resisted knee extension. The initial diagnosis was patellar tendinopathy. Following physical therapy treatment, a sports medicine physician was consulted for a second opinion. Radiography, diagnostic ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging were performed, confirming the original diagnosis and revealing Hoffa's fat pad impingement secondary to an ununited ossicle. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(11):885. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017...
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Ina Janssen, Henk van der Worp, Sjoerd Hensing, Johannes Zwerver
Although injury surveillance in athletics is routinely conducted, discipline-specific Achilles and patellar tendinopathy prevalence remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore discipline-specific tendinopathy prevalence and identify whether injury-specific risk factors differed in athletes. Elite athletes were recruited and provided information on their sport training including Achilles and patellar tendon pain history. In order to ascertain whether between-discipline differences existed, data were categorized into discipline groups...
January 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
Dafne van Rijn, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, Mirjam Steunebrink, Ron L Diercks, Johannes Zwerver, Henk van der Worp
OBJECTIVE: Currently, no treatments exist for patellar tendinopathy (PT) that guarantee quick and full recovery. Our objective was to assess which treatment option provides the best chance of clinical improvement and to assess the influence of patient and injury characteristics on the clinical effect of these treatments. DESIGN: A secondary analysis was performed on the combined databases of 3 previously performed double-blind randomized controlled trials. PATIENTS: In total, 138 patients with PT were included in the analysis...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Mohamed A Imam, James Holton, Saman Horriat, Ahmed S Negida, Florian Grubhofer, Rohit Gupta, Ali Narvani, Martyn Snow
Tendon pathologies are a group of musculoskeletal conditions frequently seen in clinical practice. They can be broadly classified into traumatic, degenerative and overuse-related tendinopathies. Rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow are common examples of these conditions. Conventional treatments have shown inconsistent outcomes and might fail to provide satisfactory clinical improvement. With the growing trend towards the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in other branches of medicine, there is an increasing interest in treating tendon pathologies using the bone marrow MSC...
2017: SICOT-J
Nasir Hussain, Herman Johal, Mohit Bhandari
Within orthopedics, the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been rapidly increasing in popularity, however, its true effectiveness has yet to be fully established. Several studies find that injecting PRP to the site of injury does not provide any significant benefit with respect to clinical outcomes; however, many others report the contrary. Due to the conflicting evidence and multiple meta-analyses conducted on the topic, a literature review of high-quality evidence on the use of PRP for common orthopaedic conditions was performed...
2017: SICOT-J
Brooke Kaye Coombes, Kylie Tucker, Bill Vicenzino, Viana Vuvan, Rebecca Mellor, Luke Heales, Antoine Nordez, François Hug
PURPOSE: To compare tendon elastic and structural properties of healthy individuals with those with Achilles or patellar tendinopathy. METHODS: Sixty-seven participants (22 Achilles tendinopathy, 17 patellar tendinopathy, 28 healthy controls) were recruited between March 2015-March 2016. Shear wave velocity (SWV), an index of tissue elastic modulus, and tendon thickness were measured bilaterally at mid-tendon and insertional regions of Achilles and patellar tendons by an examiner blinded to group...
October 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Vasileios Korakakis, Rodney Whiteley, Alexander Tzavara, Nikolaos Malliaropoulos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in treating Achilles tendinopathy (AT), greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS), medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), patellar tendinopathy (PT) and proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT). DESIGN: Systematic review. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Randomised and non-randomised studies assessing ESWT in patients with AT, GTPS, MTSS, PT and PHT were included. Risk of bias and quality of studies were evaluated...
September 27, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Louis Y El Khoury, Rebecca Rickaby, Tom Samiric, Stuart M Raleigh
OBJECTIVES: Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a debilitating and prevalent condition that tends to affect those who are physically active or engaged in jumping sports. Although tendinopathies are known to have a genetic basis, the role of DNA methylation as an epigenetic factor and risk determinant for human PT has never been described. We sought to determine whether differences existed between the methylation profiles of both the TIMP2 and ADAMTS4 gene promoter sequences in a cohort of males having undergone surgery for patellar tendinopathy compared to controls...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
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