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Presse Med 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Hôpital Ibn Sina, service d'anatomie pathologique, Rabat, Maroc.

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December 2018

The immediate sensorimotor effects of elbow orthoses in patients with lateral elbow tendinopathy: a prospective crossover study.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2019 Jan;28(1):e10-e17

Musculoskeletal Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Counterforce orthoses are used to manage lateral elbow tendinopathy, and their effectiveness in improving motor function has been documented. Little is known about the impact of bracing on sensory function. The objective of this study was to investigate the immediate effectiveness of 2 counterforce orthoses in improving the sensorimotor abilities of the hand in patients with lateral elbow tendinopathy. Read More

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January 2019

A 9-months multidisciplinary rehabilitation protocol based on early post-operative mobilization following a chronic-degenerative patellar tendon rupture in a professional soccer player: a case report.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy.

Background: Isolated patellar tendon rupture (PTR) is the final stage of a long-standing tendon chronic degeneration. PTR requires immediate repair in order to avoid important muscle retraction and tendon fibrosis. The aim was to describe the effects of a rehabilitation protocol after chronic-degenerative PTR on subjective functional outcomes, knee range of motion (ROM), size, and strength in a professional football player. Read More

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December 2018
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Tendon Remodeling in Response to Resistance Training, Anabolic Androgenic Steroids and Aging.

Cells 2018 Dec 7;7(12). Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Graduate Program of Rehabilitation Science, University of Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brasília 70840-901, Distrito Federal, Brazil.

Exercise training (ET), anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), and aging are potential factors that affect tendon homeostasis, particularly extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling. The goal of this review is to aggregate findings regarding the effects of resistance training (RT), AAS, and aging on tendon homeostasis. Data were gathered from our studies regarding the impact of RT, AAS, and aging on the calcaneal tendon (CT) of rats. Read More

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December 2018

Comparison of the sonographic features of the Achilles Tendon complex in patients with and without achilles tendinopathy: A case-control study.

Phys Ther Sport 2018 Dec 5;35:122-126. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Faculty of Sports Sciences, European University of Madrid, Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid, Spain; Facultad de Enfermería, Fisioterapia y Podología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate and quantify with ultrasound imaging (USI) the Achilles tendon thickness, cross-sectional area (CSA), Kager's fat pad length and gastrocnemius-soleus pennation angle (PA) between chronic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and healthy subjects.

Methods: A total sample of 143 individuals (age: 41.3 ± 12. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of hypertonic dextrose injection on chronic supraspinatus tendinopathy of the shoulder: randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Graduate Institute of Sports Science, National Taiwan Sports University, Taoyuan, Taiwan -

Background: Rotator cuff lesions are common causes of shoulder pain. Although patients with symptoms caused by chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy can be treated using conservative treatments, some of them may still experience refractory symptoms. Hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy (DPT) may be another treatment choice for these refractory symptoms. Read More

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December 2018
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Sexual Activities as Risk Factors of Rotator Cuff Lesions: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Sex Disabil 2018 30;36(4):305-311. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Medical Research Department, Artanim Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland.

The aim of this study was to analyze the occurrence of rotator cuff impingement due to reduction of subacromial space height during complex shoulder motion to determine safety of sexual activities. The hypothesis was that such activities could be deleterious if not performed with precaution. To use a patient-specific 3D measurement technique coupling medical imaging and optical motion capture to evaluate the safety of various sexual positions according to subacromial compression. Read More

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October 2018

Correlation Between IL-20 and De Quervain's Disease Severity.

Ann Plast Surg 2019 Jan;82(1S Suppl 1):S6-S12

Department of Orthopedics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.

De Quervain's disease is a stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. Histopathological studies have reported that the thickening of the first dorsal retinaculum is characterized by degeneration rather than inflammation. However, significant infiltration of mast cells and macrophages was noted in a torn tendon study, which suggested that innate immune pathways are part of the mechanism that mediates early tendinopathy. Read More

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January 2019
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Unusual Etiology of Acute Wrist Pain: Acute Calcific Tendonitis of the Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Mimicking an Infection.

Authors:
Man R Shim

Case Rep Orthop 2018 14;2018:2520548. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Department of Medicine, Rheumatology Division, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Acute calcific tendonitis is a common cause of musculoskeletal pain. However, it seldom affects the hand and wrist. For that reason, it is frequently mistaken for more common etiologies. Read More

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November 2018

ERα PvuII and XbaI polymorphisms in postmenopausal women with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: a case control study.

J Orthop Surg Res 2018 Dec 11;13(1):316. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Background: Posterior tibial tendon (PTT) insufficiency is considered as the main cause of adult acquired flat foot and is three times more frequent in females. High estrogen levels exert a positive effect on the overall collagen synthesis in tendons. We have previously demonstrated the association between some genetic single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) and tendinopathy. Read More

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December 2018

SUPRASPINATUS TENDON PATHOMECHANICS: A CURRENT CONCEPTS REVIEW.

Authors:
Guido Spargoli

Int J Sports Phys Ther 2018 Dec;13(6):1083-1094

Background And Purpose: Tendinopathy of the supraspinatus muscle is a frequent cause of shoulder pain. Although it is a common condition, the pathophysiology is not fully understood. The purpose of this clinical commentary is to provide an overview of the pathophysiology of supraspinatus tendinopathy and discuss the conservative treatment solutions. Read More

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December 2018

Comparison of Pain Measures Between Tendons of Elite Basketball Players With Different Sonographic Patterns.

J Sport Rehabil 2018 Dec 11:1-17. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

4 Department of Physical Therapy, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Context:: The prevalence and negative consequences of the symptoms surrounding patellar tendinopathy constitute an important problem for sports medicine professionals. The identification of potential pain mediators is therefore of major interest in order to improve both the prevention and management of this injury.

Objective:: To compare the pain experienced by elite male adult basketball players and patterns of patellar tendon abnormalities. Read More

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December 2018

Can extracorporeal shock-wave therapy be used for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy?

World J Methodol 2018 Nov 29;8(3):37-39. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia 1516, Cyprus.

Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is one of the two most common tendinopathies of the upper limb. The most effective treatment in the management of LET is the exercise program. Clinicians combine exercise program with other physiotherapy, electrotherapeutic and no, techniques. Read More

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November 2018
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Overuse injuries in sport: a comprehensive overview.

J Orthop Surg Res 2018 Dec 5;13(1):309. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy.

Background: The absence of a single, identifiable traumatic cause has been traditionally used as a definition for a causative factor of overuse injury. Excessive loading, insufficient recovery, and underpreparedness can increase injury risk by exposing athletes to relatively large changes in load. The musculoskeletal system, if subjected to excessive stress, can suffer from various types of overuse injuries which may affect the bone, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Read More

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December 2018
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Three-dimensional kinematics of the flexor pollicis longus tendon in relation to the position of the FPL plate and distal radius width.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

AUVA Trauma Hospital Lorenz Böhler-European Hand Trauma Center, Donaueschingenstraße 13, 1200, Vienna, Austria.

Introduction: The standard therapy of intra-articular and extra-articular distal radius fractures consists of open reduction and stabilization using palmar osteosynthesis with an angularly stable plate. The integrity of the flexor pollicis longus tendon (FPLT) may be mechanically affected by the plate, with rupture rates between 1 and 12% reported in the literature, occurring during a postoperative time period from 4 to 120 months. The aim of this study was to investigate the position of the tendon in relation to the distal edge of the plate using high-resolution ultrasonic imaging. Read More

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December 2018
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The Addition of Glenohumeral Adductors Coactivation to a Rotator Cuff Exercises Program for Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018 Nov 30:1-43. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke (QC), Canada.

Study Design: Single-blind, randomized controlled trial.

Background: Treatments for rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy include RC muscle strengthening to promote better muscle recruitment in order to minimize subacromial narrowing during active movement. Glenohumeral adductors recruitment has also been shown to prevent such narrowing in asymptomatic individuals; therefore, adding glenohumeral adductor coactivation during RC strengthening could enhance the efficacy of RC strengthening. Read More

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November 2018
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The effects of a new Tendo-Achilles Pathway (TAP) on an orthopaedic department- A quality improvement study.

Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2018 Nov 15;39:67-72. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Orthopaedic Department, AMBU HB, Swansea, UK.

Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a common pathology that is considered difficult to treat. At a time of austerity in the NHS it is essential to have carefully designed pathways that are monitored in terms of cost and effectiveness. However, a paucity of evidence exists for what the "best value" dedicated "joined up" pathway of care is for this difficult condition. Read More

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November 2018
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Tendon-Derived Stem Cell Differentiation in the Degenerative Tendon Microenvironment.

Stem Cells Int 2018 28;2018:2613821. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Center for Translational Medicine Research and Development, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518000, China.

Tendinopathy is prevalent in athletic and many occupational populations; nevertheless, the pathogenesis of tendinopathy remains unclear. Tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) were regarded as the key culprit for the development of tendinopathy. However, it is uncertain how TDSCs differentiate into adipocytes, chondrocytes, or osteocytes in the degenerative microenvironment of tendinopathy. Read More

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October 2018
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Nanotopographic cues and stiffness control of tendon-derived stem cells from diverse conditions.

Int J Nanomedicine 2018 8;13:7217-7227. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea,

Background: Tendon-derived stem cells (TDSCs) are key factors associated with regeneration and healing in tendinopathy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of mechanical stiffness and topographic signals on the differentiation of TDSCs depending on age and pathological conditions.

Materials And Methods: We compared TDSCs extracted from normal tendon tissues with TDSCs from tendinopathic Achilles tendon tissues of Sprague Dawley rats in vitro and TDSCs cultured on nanotopographic cues and substrate stiffness to determine how to control the TDSCs. Read More

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November 2018
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Tendinopathy in type 2 diabetes: a condition between specialties?

Br J Gen Pract 2018 Dec;68(677):593-594

Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Oxford.

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December 2018

First clinical experience with a new injectable recombinant human collagen scaffold combined with autologous platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of lateral epicondylar tendinopathy (tennis elbow).

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Background: Lateral epicondylitis is a tendinopathy of the common extensor origin at the elbow. When traditional conservative treatment fails, more effective therapies are needed. Vergenix Soft Tissue Repair (STR) Matrix (CollPlant Ltd. Read More

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November 2018
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Comparative multi-scale hierarchical structure of the tail, plantaris, and Achilles tendons in the rat.

J Anat 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, USA.

Rodent tendons are widely used to study human pathologies such as tendinopathy and repair, and to address fundamental physiological questions about development, growth, and remodeling. However, how the gross morphology and multi-scale hierarchical structure of rat tendons, such as the tail, plantaris, and Achilles tendons, compare with that of human tendons are unknown. In addition, there remains disagreement about terminology and definitions. Read More

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November 2018
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Advanced Patellar Tendinopathy Is Associated With Increased Rates of Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft Failure at Early Follow-up After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

Orthop J Sports Med 2018 Nov 19;6(11):2325967118807710. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Background: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can be potentially devastating for a patient. As such, it is important to identify prognostic factors that place patients at an increased risk for graft failure. There are no data on the effects of patellar tendinopathy on failure of ACL reconstruction when using a bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft. Read More

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November 2018
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Is sleep position associated with glenohumeral shoulder pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2018 Nov 23;19(1):408. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Occupational Science and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI, 53203-2602, USA.

Background: Glenohumeral pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) are common musculoskeletal complaints with high prevalence among working populations. The primary proposed pathophysiologic mechanisms are sub-acromial RC tendon impingement and reduced tendon blood flow. Some sleep postures may increase subacromial pressure, potentially contributing to these postulated mechanisms. Read More

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November 2018
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Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Clin Sports Med 2019 Jan;38(1):17-44

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, 450 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA. Electronic address:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a promising treatment for musculoskeletal maladies and clinical data to date have shown that PRP is safe. However, evidence of its efficacy has been mixed and highly variable depending on the specific indication. Additional future high-quality large clinical trials will be critical in shaping our perspective of this treatment option. Read More

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January 2019
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Results of Peroneal Tendoscopy With a Technical Modification.

Foot Ankle Int 2018 Nov 22:1071100718809350. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

6 School of Medicine, Department of Hand Surgery, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.

Background:: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of tendoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of peroneal tendon (PT) pathologies, and to evaluate the results of our technical modification.

Methods:: Twenty ankles of 18 patients with retrofibular pain, operated on between 2006 and 2012, were included in this study. Peroneal tendoscopy was performed diagnostically for the patients who were diagnosed as having "peroneal tendinopathy" with physical examination, x-ray, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

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November 2018
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Microdialysis to quantify inflammatory cytokines in the glenohumeral joint: A brief methods report.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

From the Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ (Hogaboom); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ (Hogaboom); Human Engineering Research Laboratories, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA (Worobey, Boninger); Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Onishi, Worobey, Boninger); Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Onishi), Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Boninger).

Microdialysis quantifies in vivo soft-tissue biochemical concentrations via passive diffusion of interstitial molecules through a porous membrane into a dialysate. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate a technique to measure inflammatory cytokines associated with rotator cuff tendinopathy by inserting a microdialysis catheter into the posterior glenohumeral joint (GHJ). The technique was tested in a convenience sample of six pain-free, able-bodied Veterans. Read More

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November 2018
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Microscopic polyangiitis secondary to Mycobacterium abscessus in a patient with bronchiectasis: a case report.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 Nov 19;18(1):170. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Centre for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland.

Background: Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial-pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) is increasing in incidence and prevalence. Mycobacterium abscessus (M.abscessus) is a rapid growing multi-resistant NTM associated with severe NTM-PD requiring prolonged antibiotic therapy. Read More

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November 2018
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Immediate effects of kinesiotaping on acromiohumeral distance and shoulder proprioception in individuals with symptomatic rotator cuff tendinopathy.

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2018 Nov 10;61:16-21. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, CIUSSS-CN, Quebec City, Quebec, G1M 2S8, Canada; Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, Quebec, G1V 0A6, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Kinesiotaping is widely used for the rehabilitation of rotator cuff tendinopathy. It has been argued to reduce symptoms and functional limitations through improvement of proprioceptive feedback. In addition, kinesiotaping has been reported to increase the subacromial space in healthy subjects. Read More

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November 2018
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Musculoskeletal manifestations of alkaptonuria: A case report and literature review.

Eur J Rheumatol 2018 Nov 16:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Division of Rheumatology, University of California David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA.

Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that results from the deficient activity of homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase and leads to increased levels of homogentisic acid (HGA) and its oxidized product benzoquinone acetic acid (BQA). Both HGA and BQA form polymerized deposits that lead to a bluish-black discoloration of the cartilage as well as degeneration, inflammation, and calcification of the tendons, ligaments, intervertebral discs, and large joints and increased bone resorption. A brittle and fragmented cartilage forms and leads to aberrant loading of the subchondral bone. Read More

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November 2018
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Obesity-Related Foot Pain: Diagnosis and Surgical Planning.

Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2019 Jan 25;36(1):141-151. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

DeKalb Medical Center, 2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, USA.

Obese patients are at higher risk for surgical complications and consist of a large portion of podiatric patients. Obese patients are additionally at increased risk of developing specific podiatric conditions, and it is important to be able to identify and appropriately treat these conditions accordingly. Initially, conservative treatment is adequate for a variety of pathologic conditions related to obesity. Read More

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January 2019
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Corticosteroid injection is the best treatment in plantar fasciitis if combined with controlled training.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery M, Bispebjerg Hospital and Center for Healthy Aging, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Purpose: Plantar fasciitis is a very common (lifetime incidence ~ 10%) and long-lasting injury with major impact on daily function. Combining corticosteroid injection and physical training (strength training and stretching) was hypothesized to result in a superior effect compared to each treatment separately.

Methods: A single blinded randomized controlled superiority trial conducted in 2013-2014 with a 2-year follow-up (end Sept 2016). Read More

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November 2018
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Myths and Facts of In-Office Regenerative Procedures for Tendinopathy: Literature Review.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Tendinopathy carries a large burden of musculoskeletal disorders seen in both athletes and aging population. Treatment is often challenging, and progression to chronic tendinopathy is common. Physical therapy, NSAIDs, and corticosteroid injections have been the mainstay of treatment but are not optimal given that most tendon disorders appear to involve degenerative changes in addition to inflammation. Read More

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November 2018
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Platelet rich plasma compared to dry needling in the treatment of non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy.

Phys Sportsmed 2018 Nov 14:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

a Department of Medicine and Science of Aging , University G. d'Annunzio , Chieti Scalo , Italy.

Objectives: The efficacy of platelet rich plasma in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy is controversial. Despite positive results observed in open studies, randomized controlled trials failed to show difference against saline or rehabilitation. Aims of this retrospective observational study were to compare the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma and dry needling and to assess possible differences age and sex-related. Read More

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November 2018
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Influence of altered geometry and material properties on tissue stress distribution under load in tendinopathic Achilles tendons - A subject-specific finite element analysis.

J Biomech 2018 Oct 28. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Australia.

Achilles tendon material properties and geometry are altered in Achilles tendinopathy. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative contributions of altered material properties and geometry to free Achilles tendon stress distribution during a sub-maximal contraction in tendinopathic relative to healthy tendons. Tendinopathic (n = 8) and healthy tendons (n = 8) were imaged at rest and during a sub-maximal voluntary isometric contraction using three-dimensional freehand ultrasound. Read More

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October 2018
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Manifestations of Pain Sensitization Across Different Painful Knee Disorders: A Systematic Review Including Meta-analysis and Metaregression.

Pain Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre (LASEM), School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.

Objectives: Previous reviews have reported that manifestations of pain sensitization may play an important role in the pain experienced by people with knee osteoarthritis. However, it is unknown if manifestations of pain sensitization are common features across other painful knee disorders or if sensitization requires targeted intervention. This review aims to synthesize the published research investigating manifestations of pain sensitization in painful knee disorders and to evaluate if the manifestations of pain sensitization change in response to treatment. Read More

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November 2018
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The Effectiveness of an Upper Extremity Neuromuscular Training Program on the Shoulder Function of Military Members With a Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.

Mil Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Rehabilitation Institute, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Introduction: Shoulder pain, a leading reason to consult a physician or physiotherapist, continues to be a challenge to rehabilitate, particularly with a military population. A rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy, the most important source of shoulder pain, is one of the leading reasons for sick leave or a discharge from active military service. Research encourages the use of exercise prescription for the management of a RC tendinopathy, however the ideal method of delivery (group setting versus one-on-one) remains uncertain. Read More

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November 2018
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Letter to Editor "Histopathological study of the infrapatellar fat pad in the rat model of patellar tendinopathy: A basic study".

Knee 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Institute of Human Anatomy, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via A. Gabelli 65, Padova, Italy.

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November 2018
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Post-traumatic ossifications of the rectus femoris: Arthroscopic treatment and clinical outcome after 2 years.

Injury 2018 Nov;49 Suppl 3:S100-S104

San Carlo di Nancy Hospital, GVM Care and Research, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

Injuries of the rectus femoris tendon origin could result in a chronic tendinopathy, leading to groin pain and loss of function. Conservative treatment with analgesics and physical therapy is the gold standard, but in some cases excessive bone formation after avulsion injuries, can lead to a post-traumatic heterotopic ossification (PHO) and may benefit from surgical removal.

Methods: Outcome was evaluated in 16 top soccer players (age 24-43 years) affected by calcification of the proximal rectus who underwent arthroscopic excision (6-12 and 24 months). Read More

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November 2018
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Migration of calcium deposit over the biceps brachii muscle, a rare complication of calcific tendinopathy: Ultrasound image and treatment.

J Ultrasound 2018 Dec 10;21(4):351-354. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Unit of Ultrasound in Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, "G. d'Annunzio" University, Chieti, Italy.

Calcific tendinopathy is characterized by the deposition of calcium, mostly hydroxyapatite crystals, in tendons. Women are more frequently affected than men, with prevalence in the fourth and fifth decades of life. This condition has been reported between 2. Read More

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December 2018
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High Concentration of Aspirin Induces Apoptosis in Rat Tendon Stem Cells via Inhibition of the Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 9;50(6):2046-2059. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Orthopeadics, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing,

Background/aims: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used in clinical practice to relieve fever and pain. Aspirin, as a representative NSAID, has been widely used in the treatment of tendinopathy. Some reports have demonstrated that aspirin can induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Read More

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December 2018
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Prediction of running-induced Achilles tendinopathy with pain sensitivity - a 1-year prospective study.

Scand J Pain 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, School of Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

Background and aims Achilles tendinopathy is common among runners, but the etiology remains unclear. High mechanical pain sensitivity may be a predictor of increased risk of developing Achilles tendinopathy in this group. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether local pain sensitivity could predict the development of Achilles tendinopathy in recreational male runners. Read More

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November 2018
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Vertigo caused by longus colli tendonitis: A case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Nov;97(45):e13130

Department of acupuncture-moxibustion, China-Japan Friendship Hospital.

Rationale: Tendinitis of the longus colli muscle is an aseptic inflammatory process leading to acute posterior neck pain, neck stiffness, and dysphagia or odynophagia. We present a patient exhibiting an infrequent symptom, vertigo. This is the first description of the occurrence of vertigo symptoms caused by longus colli tendinitis. Read More

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November 2018
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Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse Elastography Findings of Achilles Tendons in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis and in Renal Transplant Patients.

Exp Clin Transplant 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

From the Department of Radiology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: The Achilles tendon, which is composed of tendinous parts of gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, is the strongest and the largest tendon in the human body. Chronic renal disease can lead to reduced physical activity and exercise capacity. Spontaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon can occur in patients with chronic renal failure, with recurrent microtraumas, hypoxia, and chronic acidosis as predisposing factors. Read More

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November 2018
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Surgery in Tendinopathies.

Sports Med Arthrosc Rev 2018 Dec;26(4):200-202

Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy.

Tendinopathies are challenging. The term "tendinopathy" refers to clinical condition characterized by pain, swelling, and functional limitations of tendons and nearby structures. Tendinopathies give rise to significant morbidity, and, at present, only limited scientifically proven management modalities exist. Read More

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December 2018
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Surgical Management of Proximal Long Head Biceps Tendon Disorders.

Authors:
Richard L Angelo

Sports Med Arthrosc Rev 2018 Dec;26(4):176-180

ProOrtho Clinic, Kirkland, Washington.

Disorders of the long head of the biceps tendon can make a significant contribution to shoulder pain and dysfunction. Historically, open biceps tenotomy or a proximal tenodesis of the tendon through a deltopectoral approach was used to manage biceps tendonitis and instability. Recent developments have added additional options. Read More

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December 2018
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