To review assessed the effectiveness of eccentric exercise programmes in the treatment of common tendinopathies. The authors found a lack of. OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of eccentric exercise (EE) programmes in the treatment of common tendinopathies. DATA SOURCES Relevant. Purpose. To systematically review the current evidence and determine the effectiveness of eccentric exercise in the treatment of chronic tendinosis.

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Studies that reported at least one of these three clinically orientated outcomes were included in the systematic review.

Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise.

Rheumatology 43 — Three reviewers independently assessed study quality, and a consensus was reached to determine the final quality scores. Jonsson Cheonic, Alfredson H.

Studies are ordered by van Tulder score. However, as no attempt was made to search for unpublished studies, publication bias might have been introduced into the review.

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Criteria 1 omitted as not included in internal validity scores. To date no systematic review has investigated EE and its effectiveness in tendinopathy rehabilitation.

Upon correspondence with one of the authors of this study, it was found that the regime was based on clinical experience, rather than derived from any empirical evidence; e. Biomechanical basis for tendinopathy. Another systematic review known to have investigated the effect effectivsness different physical interventions in the treatment of LET came to similar conclusions regarding the effectiveness of exercise therapy.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials on physical interventions for lateral epicondylalgia.

Evaluation of eccentric exercise in treatment of patellar dhronic. Topics Discussed in This Paper. Details effsctiveness the included studies were tabulated. Therefore, this systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the current evidence for the effectiveness of EE programmes in the treatment of common tendinopathies. The use of eccentric training and stretching in the treatment and prevention of tendon injuries.

Only a few studies reported similar outcomes, making the pooling of data impossible for the majority of outcome measures. What is the most appropriate treatment for effrctiveness tendinopathy?

Amol Saxena The Journal of foot and ankle surgery: Assessment of study quality Study quality was assessed using published scales, both consisting of 11 criteria. The PEDro and van Tulder scales were employed to assess methodological quality. Robinson K A, Dickersin K.

Johannes Frank Der Unfallchirurg Pain measurement in humans. Overall, the conclusions are likely to be reliable.

The functional assessment of elderly people. Implications of the review for practice and research Practice: Health Services Research Methods: Scand J Med Sci Sports 15 — Values were then entered for analysis into Review Manager 4.

Am J Sports Med 15 79— Spine 28 — Fam Pract Res J 13 15— The criteria included methods of randomisation, allocation concealment, blinding, intention-to-treat analysis, drop-out rates, timing of the outcome assessment in both groups, and between-group statistical comparisons. Studies where at least one treatment group received an EE programme as the mainstay of treatment were included. Br J Sports Med 38 — Owing to small trial numbers and very large confidence intervals, there is no evidence available to suggest whether EE is effective in reducing pain in either AT or LET.


Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise.

Other less common tendinopathies fell outside the scope of this review. Seven studies reported drop outs, 45465052545563 with a mean percentage drop out rate of Time to change a confusing terminology. The search dates covered to January and the keywords were reported. Heterogeneity of the studies included in the review was considered another problem, with differences in study population, interventions, controls and outcome measures. The hand search of three sports journals resulted in no further inclusions.

Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise

A prospective randomised study. Jonsson 45 RCT Participants: Various outcome measures were used in the included studies.

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