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ACE Report #10397
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No difference in 6-month efficacy of Polidocanol vs. lidocaine injection for Achilles tendinopathy

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

No beneficial effect of Polidocanol treatment in Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Jul;26(7):2038-2044

Contributing Authors: M Gregersen O Simonsen BH Ebbesen CM Mølgaard JL Olesen

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48 patients with Achilles tendinpathy were randomized to intratendinous injection of either polidocanol or lidocaine. The purpose of this study was to determine if polidocanol had a significant, positive effect on walking pain and disease-related function after 3 or 6 months compared to lidocaine. Results for pain during walking demonstrated no significant differences between groups. Two of the f...

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