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ACE Report #5257
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Arthroscopic shaving significantly reduces pain in patients with patellar tendinopathy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Sclerosing polidocanol injections or arthroscopic shaving to treat patellar tendinopathy jumper's knee? A randomised controlled study

Br J Sports Med. 2011 Apr;45(5):411-5. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.082446

Contributing Authors: L Willberg K Sunding M Forssblad M Fahlstrom H Alfredson

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Synopsis

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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