Arthroscopic treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy in high-level athletes

Alaseirlis, Dimosthenis Artemis and Konstantinidis, George Athanasios and Malliaropoulos, Nikolaos and Nakou, Lamprini Stefanos and Korompilias, Anastasios and Maffulli, Nicola (2012) Arthroscopic treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy in high-level athletes. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2 (4). pp. 267-272. ISSN 2240-4554

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To present the results of arthroscopic treatment of patellar tendinopathy in high-level competition athletes. Eleven high-level athletes presented chronic patellar tendinopathy which did not respond to long term conservative treatment. Average age of the patients was 24.8 ±3.4 years old. All patients received an arthroscopic procedure with osteoplasty of the distal patellar pole, debridement of the underlying Hoffa fat pad and of the degenerated areas of the proximal posterior patella tendon and cauterization of the visible neo-vessels. Mean duration of follow-up was 17.4±4 months. Patients showed a major improvement in the Lysholm score from 49.9±5.2 to 92.5±7 and in the VISA P score from 41.2±5.2 to 86.8±14.9 on tenth post-operative week. All patients had returned to sports activities by the twelfth postoperative week. Arthroscopic treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy found to be a minimal invasive and safe technique which produced satisfactory results

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hoffa fat impingement, patellar tendinopathy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 09:50

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