Differences at the Achilles Insertion Between Adults with Insertional and Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy as Observed Using Ultrasound

SUMMARY Background. The purpose of this study was to determine structural and pathological differences of Achilles tendon insertion between insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) and midportion Achilles tendinopathy (MidAT) in both injured and uninjured sides. Methods. Patients (n = 34; 58.8% male) with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy (50% with IAT; 50% with MidAT) were recruited. Median age … Continued

Neutrophil-Reduced Platelet Rich Plasma with Optimal Platelets Concentrations for Epicondylitis of the Elbow

SUMMARY Background. Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been applied in treat­ment of medial or lateral elbow epicondylitis; however, its efficacy is variable possibly due to differences in PRP platelet or neutrophil concentrations. We prepared neutro­phil-reduced PRP with optimized platelet concentrations, and investigated therapeu­tic effects of the platelet-optimized PRP for elbow epicondylitis. Methods. We treated … Continued