Intervention Treating Kinetic Chain Factors versus Heavy-Slow Resistance Training in Athletes with Patellar Tendinopathy: Protocol for a Randomized Blind Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Introduction. Heavy Slow Resistance Training (HSR) is one of the most recommended interventions for the treatment of patellar tendinopathy (PT). However, the HSR protocol does not address known risk factors for PT. Athletes with PT have been shown to have stiff jump-landings, decreased ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and hip extensors strength compared to asymptomatic athletes. This study … Continued

Ultrasound Guided Dry Needling for Treatment of Patients with Jumper’s Knee: a Study Protocol for Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. Jumper’s knee, also known as Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is an overuse injury in athletes from various sports especially involving high impact activities. It is degenerative disease, associated with pain and dysfunction in activities that load the patellar tendon. The aim of this study is to find the effects of ultrasound guided dry needling … Continued

Comparison between platelet-rich plasma injections and hyaluronic acid injections in the treatment of patellar tendinopathies: a randomized trial

Background. As patellar tendinopathies are frequently chronic there has been plenty of research carried out to develop effective treatments, among which platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and hyaluronic acid (HA). Hypothesis. Therefore we aimed to compare the effect after three months following injections of PRP compared with HA injections on patients with a proximal patellar tendinopathy. Methods. … Continued