Achilles tendinopathy: some aspects of basic science and clinical management

D Kader, A Saxena, T Movin, N Maffulli

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Abstract

Achilles tendinopathy is prevalent and potentially incapacitating in athletes involved in running sports. It is a degenerative, not an inflammatory, condition. Most patients respond to conservative measures if the condition is recognised early. Surgery usually involves removal of adhesions and degenerated areas and decompression of the tendon by tenotomy or measures that influence the local circulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-249
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume36
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • SOFT-TISSUE MOBILIZATION
  • OVERUSE TENDON INJURIES
  • MAGNETIC-RESONANCE
  • SURGICAL-TREATMENT
  • COMMON TENDINOPATHIES
  • BLOOD-FLOW
  • FOLLOW-UP
  • IN-VITRO
  • TENDINITIS
  • TENDINOSIS

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Kader, D., Saxena, A., Movin, T., & Maffulli, N. (2002). Achilles tendinopathy: some aspects of basic science and clinical management. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 36, 239-249.