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 […]

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 […]