Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

Eccentric loading compared with shock wave treatment for chronic insertional achilles tendinopathy. A randomized, controlled trial.
Rompe JD, Furia J, Maffulli N.
J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008;90:52-61


Summary: Eccentric loading as applied in the present study showed inferior results to low-energy shock wave therapy as applied in patients with chronic recalcitrant tendinopathy of the insertion of the Achilles tendon at four months of follow-up. Further research is warranted to better define the indications for this treatment modality.

 

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