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Current treatment options for tendinopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20569088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD: Tendon disorders are frequent and are responsible for much morbidity, both in sport and the workplace. Although several therapeutic options are routinely used, very few well-conducted randomised prospective, placebo, controlled trials have been performed to assist in choosing the best evidence-based management.
AREAS COVERED IN THIS REVIEW: We performed a comprehensive search of PubMed, Medline, Cochrane, CINAHL, and Embase databases over the years 1966 - 2010 to review the best evidence-based options for the management of patients with tendinopathy.
WHAT THE READER WILL GAIN: The reader will obtain information on the available medical and surgical therapies used to manage tendinopathy-related symptoms. The effectiveness of therapies, the length of management and the adverse effects are examined.
TAKE-HOME MESSAGE: Management of tendinopathy is often anecdotic and lacking well-researched scientific evidence. Teaching patients to control the symptoms may be more beneficial than leading them to believe that tendinopathy is fully curable.
Nicola Maffulli; Umile Giuseppe Longo; Mattia Loppini; Vincenzo Denaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1744-7666     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Pharmacother     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  2011-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897346     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Pharmacother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2177-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Hospital, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4 DG, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Evidence-Based Medicine
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Tendinopathy / drug therapy*,  pathology,  surgery,  therapy*

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