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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The included studies evaluated drop-squats, exercises on decline board, or resistance band exercises, and the programmes lasted from 4 to 12 weeks.

Fu Clinical orthopaedics and related research J Clin Epidemiol 51 — Skip to search form Skip to main content. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for the effectiveness of EE programmes in the treatment of common tendinopathies.

Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise

Studies that included participants who had previously ruptured, or had undergone surgery of, the involved tendon were excluded as were studies that compared two different types of EE programmes without a control group. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the fccentric Randomised controlled trials RCTs were eligible for inclusion.

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Studies where at least one treatment group received an EE programme as the mainstay of treatment were included. Amol Saxena The Journal of foot and ankle surgery: Jonsson P, Alfredson H. Cannell et al 57 also investigated PT, and measured hamstring and quadriceps moments as a functional outcome. Specific interventions included in the review Studies that used EE were eligible for inclusion.

Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise.

Br J Sports Med 35 60— Pain Ecceentric three studies using the pain VAS as an outcome measure were able to be included in data analysis; 454652 no pooling of data was achievable due to the low number of studies. Dimensions of methodological quality associated with estimates of treatment effects in controlled trials. The PEDro scale consists of 11 criteria, of which the first is not included in the final internal validity score.

Eccentric effectivenesa EE strengthening programmes have been emphasised recently as effectivfness key element of strength training in rehabilitation, 6789111213151718192021222324 in part due to literature supporting their use in the treatment of AT.

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A proposal for standardized use. Limited to moderate levels of evidence exist in a number of areas, thus warranting further research in this field. References Publications referenced by this paper. KortebeinKatherine W.


The quality rating of only one study would have changed from high to low quality if online scores were used. Fyfe I, Stanish W D. The PEDro scale results showed that in all studies subjects exetcise randomly allocated to groups criteria 2and between group statistical comparisons were reported for at least one key outcome criteria Advice on ice massage and strap use was also given to all patients.

The pathogenesis of tendinopathy. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine 15 32— Overall, the conclusions are likely to be reliable.

Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise.

Showing of 81 references. VAS Return to sport: Physiotherapy 82 — In addition, the effects of EE programme durations and tendinoptahy should be investigated.

Superior results with eccentric compared to concentric quadriceps training in patients with jumper’s knee: Physical Therapy in Sport 2 54— Differences between the studies were reported in the tables and text.