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Do insertional and mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy display different material properties?

journal contribution
posted on 21.02.2019, 00:00 by B Coombes, K Tucker, B Vicenzino, V Vuvan, R Mellor, Luke HealesLuke Heales, A Nordez, F Hug
We thank Zhang et al for their letter to the editor which raises the question as to whether insertional and non-insertional (or midportion) Achilles tendinopathy have different “stiffness patterns.” This proposal is based on findings of greater “hardness” in insertional Achilles tendinopathy in the study by Zhang et al,1 and lower “elastic modulus” in the study by Coombes et al,2 which recruited participants with a clinical diagnosis of Achilles tendinopathy at either region. While plausible, there are several critical differences between the two studies that ought to be considered.

History

Volume

28

Issue

10

Start Page

2247

End Page

2248

Number of Pages

2

eISSN

1600-0838

ISSN

0905-7188

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, UK

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

13/07/2018

External Author Affiliations

University of Queensland; University of Nantes, France

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports