Tendinopathy blog June 2013

Dear all Here is the latest in clinically relevant tendinopathy research. Some cool stuff, including our study showing eccentrics do not lead to better tendon adaptation than concentric after 12 weeks loading if load intensity is similar Enjoy Peter   The first study to suggest that, as in muscle, tendon adaptation may be more load […]

Tendinopathy blog May 2013

Dear all Here is the new look tendinopathy – links to PDF or abstracts included. Some interesting studies, including some loading studies Enjoy Peter   Second clinical study showing lack of benefit from PRP in Achilles Impact of autologous blood injections in treatment of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: double blind randomised controlled trial http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2310   No […]

Tendinopathy Blog March 2013

Dear all, A solid research month in tendinopathy. The most pleasing thing is there is a lot more research on rehabilitation. Here are some highlights. Rees et al. argue for inflammatory vs degenerative pathoaetiology in tendinopathy. An interesting read highlighting that there are inflammatory cells and biochemicals in tendinopathy and arguing for the use of […]

Tendinopathy Blog February 2013

Dear all, Loads of studies and reviews on tendinopathy injections this month – an area full of debate and opinion – here are some highlights and my opinion to add to the pile. Footnote: injection studies far outnumber clinical tendon loading studies – strange when we consider that loading/load management is the primary management for […]

Tendinopathy Blog January 2013

Dear all, I hope the year has started well and all the best for the remainder ! A solid edition to start the year – including some interesting and surprising studies. Here are some highlights… Wilson and Stacy have reviewed shockwave therapy in Achilles tendinopathy – there were 6 studies in the review – including […]

Tendinopathy research update – December 2012

Dear all, Welcome to the last edition of the tendinopathy research blog for 2012. It is a brief but interesting one…here is a brief overview: Fong et al. & Dunkerman et al. investigate acetylcholine induced tenocyte proliferation and altered proteoglycan function, respectively – both may have a role in tendon pathology. Couppe et al. suggest […]

Tendinopathy research update

Dear all, Please find a list of recent tendinopathy research abstracts organised into categories. As it is the first tendinopathy research update, it is my pick of tendinopathy research over the last few months. Future updates will be shorter and only include NEW research over the last month. Here are some highlights: Bokhari & Murrell […]

Tendinopathy microdialysis research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6uk0gYyjvA I have previously written on the blog about the potential benefits of high load slow training in stimulating tendon adaptation. We recently were taught by Prof Henning Langberg from Copenhagen how to use microdialysis around the patellar and Achilles tendons. Microdialysis allows a small catheter behind the tendon to sample the biochemical environment. We […]

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 […]