Achilles Tendinopathy in Dancers

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Abstract:

The Achilles tendon has been proposed to be for the dancer one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. Studies on Achilles tendinopathy in dancers are lacking. Therefore, in the present review, we present the best evidence in the field of diagnosis and management of patients with Achilles tendinopathy. To think that a dancer with this injury is different from other patients may lead to the use of different treatment modalities that are not scientifically proven, and this carries with it an unquantifiable risk.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, United Kingdom;, Email: n.maffulli@qmul.ac.uk 2: Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, 00128 Rome, Italy

Publication date: September 1, 2012

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