tendinopathy
TENDINOPATHY

Tendinopathy is a clinical syndrome characterized by tendon thickening and localized tendon pain, swelling or impaired performance.
It usually is a temporary condition if treated early but may also be recurrent or chronic.
Principles of therapy include: ddentification & elimination of the cause of tendinopathy, behavior modification to minimize or eliminate sources of continuing irritation, specialist referral for appropriate follow up care and to reduce pain & to return function

 

Surgical Intervention

  • Last option for the treatment of tendinopathy because of its cost, morbidity & modest success rate
  • May be recommended in persistent pain despite an adequate conservative management for 3-6 months
  • Surgical techniques vary depending on the location of tendinopathy
    • Usually includes excision of abnormal tendon & performance of longitudinal tenotomies to remove scarring & fibrosis
  • Recovery is 4-6 months after surgery
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