Tendinopathy imaging – can it help the clinical picture?

Tendon injuries affect many people and include tennis elbow, plantar fascitis, Achilles, patellar, tibialis posterior, as well as rotator cuff injury. Recent studies by our research group have shown that there are different phases of tendon injury on ultrasound imaging. Less severe pathology involves diffuse tendon (middle image) thickening, compared to the parallel and fibrillar appearance […]

Achilles and patellar tendon injury treatment: rehabilitation

Achilles and patellar tendon injury (tendinopathy) is common and difficult to treat. Up to 18% of runners may develop Achilles tendinopathy, i.e. approximately 1 in 5. Elite runners have it much worse, up to 50% may have Achilles tendinopathy. Elite and sub-elite jumpers (volleyball, basketball) also have an alarmingly high prevalence of patellar tendinopathy, about […]