Arthroscopic shaving significantly reduces pain in patients with patellar tendinopathy
Sclerosing polidocanol injections or arthroscopic shaving to treat patellar tendinopathy jumper's knee? A randomised controlled studyBr J Sports Med. 2011 Apr;45(5):411-5. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.082446
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45 patients (52 tendons) with patellar tendinopathy were randomized to receive treatment with ultrasound and colour Doppler-guided sclerosing polidocanol injections or ultrasound and colour Doppler-guided arthroscopic shaving, to determine which treatment method was more effective at lowering patellar tendon pain. Following evaluations over a 12 month period, the results indicated that patients w...
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