Tendinopathy in Athletes
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Despite its high incidence, the precise etiopathogenesis and
effective treatment of tendinopathy remain elusive.
Tendinopathy in Athletes draws on the expertise of an
international and prolific collection of contributors, both
clinicians and scientists, who provide new insights into this
- provides a comprehensive resource for both clinicians and researchers with information organized logically, with an easy-to-follow progression from the basic scientific findings to clinical applications
- discusses the full range of treatment modalities, including new molecular and biological approaches, plus surgical and alternative approaches to tendinopath
- contains “What We Need to Know” sections that suggest future areas of research for young investigators.
As tendinopathy remains one of the most common injuries encountered, both in sports and at the workplace, this essential volume is sure to be a source of frequent consultation.
Per A.F.H. Renström and Savio L-Y. Woo.
2 Etiology of Tendinopathy.
Jill L. Cook and Karim M. Khan.
3 The Molecular Biology of Tendinopathy: Signaling and Response Pathways in Tenocytes.
Albert J. Banes, Mari Tsuzaki, Michelle Wall, Jie Qi, Xi Yang, Donald Bynum, Spero Karas, David A. Hart, Allison Nation, Ann Marie Fox, and Louis C. Almekinders.
4 The Response of Tendon Cells to Changing Loads: Implications in the Etiopathogenesis of Tendinopathy.
Steven P. Arnoczky, Michael Lavagnino, and Monika Egerbacher.
5 How Alive are Tendons? Metabolic and Circulatory Activity Associated with Exercise in Humans.
Michael Kjær, Henning Langberg, Robert Boushel, Satu Koskinen, Benjamin Miller, Katja Heinemeier, Jens L. Olesen, Mette Hansen, Philip Hansen, and S. Peter Magnusson.
6 Human Tendon Overuse Pathology: Histopathologic and Biochemical Findings.
Alexander Scott, Karim M. Khan, Jill L. Cook, and Vincent Duronio.
7 Mechanobiologic Studies of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Tendinopathy.
James H-C. Wang, Savio L-Y. Woo, Wei-Hsiu Hsu, and David A. Stone.
8 In Vivo Function of Human Achilles and Patella Tendons During Normal Locomotion.
Paavo V. Komi and Masaki Ishikawa.
9 Tendon Innervation: Understanding of Pathology and Potential Implications for Treatment.
Paul W. Ackermann, Johan Dahl, Daniel K-I. Bring, and Per A.F.H. Renström.
10 A Neuropathic Model to the Etiology and Management of Achilles Tendinopathy.
11 An Integrative Therapeutic Approach to Tendinopathy: Biomechanic and Biological Considerations.
Louis C. Almekinders and Albert J. Banes.
12 The Chronic Painful Achilles Tendon: Basic Biology and Treatment—Results of the New Methods of Eccentric Training and Sclerosing Therapy.
13 Hindfoot Tendinopathies in Athletes.
Francesco Benazzo, Mario Mosconi, Alberto Pio, and Franco Combi.
14 Alternative Approaches in the Management of Tendinopathies—Traditional Chinese Medicine: From Basic Science to Clinical Perspective.
15 Surgery for Chronic Overuse Tendon Problems in Athletes.
Deiary Kader and Nicola Maffulli.
Dr. Woo has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, The National Academy of Engineering and Academia Sinica. In 1998, he was the winner of the IOC Olympic Prize for Sports Medicine and the first Olympic Gold Medal in Nagano, Japan
Professor Per A.F.H. Renström is a professor in
sports medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm,
Professor Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, is the Director, of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research at Michigan State University and has been working in the area of musculoskeletal research for over 30 years. His basic science research in the area of musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair has resulted in numerous clinical advances in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine. His current research interests involve the role of mechanical signalling in the etiopathogenesis of tendinopathy
- Provides a state of the art update on the epidemiology,
pathogenesis, and treatment of this debilitating problem
- Presents exciting new research exploring potential mechanical
and molecular mechanisms in the etiology of tendinopathy
- Includes chapters on innovative new treatment modalities
- Each chapter presents insightful suggestions as to potential
future areas of research in “what we need to know”
- A “must have” text for any student, researcher, or clinician interested in tendinopathy
"This is a good read for those with a strong interest in
tendinopathy...the book does provide a quality and in-depth
summation of the current knowledge."