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A treatment algorithm for managing Achilles tendinopathy: new treatment options.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Sports Medicine.
2007 (English)In: British Journal of Sports Medicine, ISSN 0306-3674, Vol. 41, no 4, 211-216 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Achilles tendinopathy affects athletes, recreational exercisers and even inactive people. The pathology is not inflammatory; it is a failed healing response. The source of pain in tendinopathy could be related to the neurovascular ingrowth seen in the tendon's response to injury. The treatment of Achilles tendinopathy is primarily conservative with an array of effective treatment options now available to the primary care practitioner. If conservative treatment is not successful, then surgery relieves pain in the majority of cases. Directing a patient through the algorithm presented here will maximise positive treatment outcomes.

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2007. Vol. 41, no 4, 211-216 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32793DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2007.035543PubMedID: 17311806OAI: diva2:305806
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2010-03-26Bibliographically approved

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