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Achilles Tendinopathy - Springer Nature

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Does additional extracorporeal shock wave therapy improve the effect of isolated percutaneous radiofrequency coblation in patients with insertional Achilles tendinopathy? Study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial

Both percutaneous radiofrequency coblation and extracorporeal shockwave therapy, according to it, have relied on pain within the incision. However, no clinical studies has shown that either therapy promotes the tendon's recovery, or if a combination of these two methods provides greater function and less pain than one therapy. Patients with insertional Achilles tendinopathy who are not happy with conservative therapy will be tested. At 6 months after percutaneous radiofrequency coblation, the intervention group and the control group's results produce radial ESWT and sham-ESWT respectively. Foot and Ankle Outcome Score scale, visual analog scale, Tegner Score, Tegner Score, and MRI ultra-short echo time T2* values will be among the secondary outcome measures to be implemented. Discussion We want to see if radiofrequency coblation treated with ESWT will produce more interesting imaging results, as well as functional and clinical outcomes about the IAT's treatment relative to the single radiofrequency coblation treatment.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-022-06847-z


Do pre-operative radiologic assessment predict postoperative outcomes in patients with insertional Achilles tendinopathy?: a retrospective database study

The Achilles tendon tendonsopathy's diagnosis and treatment is a challenge. Following open debridement of all pathologies for IAT, the aim of this research was to determine the effect of pre-operative radiological pathologies on the patient-reported outcomes. Patients with pre-operative imaging were identified from the authors' retrospective IAT database, which had 118 patients, in this IRB-approved retrospective correlation and comparative study. At a minimum follow-up of 12 months, the patient-reported findings were assessed using the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Achilles questionnaire and the general health questionnaire SF-12. Patient-reported results following surgical care for IAT had no effect on the patient-reported outcome. Conclusions No significant correlation was found between preoperative radiographic and MRI radiologic parameters for IAT and postoperative patient-reported outcomes in this retrospective correlation study.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00402-021-03897-x


Effectiveness of Ultrasound-Guided Interventions on Neovascularization in Achilles Tendinopathy: a Scoping Review

In Achilles tendinopathy, Neovascularization is common. It's unclear if neovascularization has a positive or negative effect on Achilles tendinopathy's prognosis, and whether treatment includes the eradication or positive role of neovessels. The aim of this scoping report was to investigate the effects of ultrasound-guided interventions in the treatment of neovascularization in Achilles tendinopathy. Moreover, agedication seems to reduce pain and function in the short and long run, as opposed to methods that positively influence neovascularization, such as PRP. This review examines the role of neovascularization in Achilles tendinopathy, giving evidence to back up the assertion that neovascularization is a pathological process rather than a positive influence on healing and reconstructing the tendon. PRP-based therapies that improve neovascularization in the form of PRP demonstrate conflicting results in Achilles tendinopathy disease diagnosis, while interventions eradicating neovessels show positive results both short and long term.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42399-022-01308-9

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