Dimitrios I Stasinopoulos

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Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is one of the most common lesions of the arm with a well defined clinical presentation, which significantly impacts on the community. Many treatment approaches have been proposed to manage this condition. One is Cyriax physiotherapy. The effectiveness and reported effects of this intervention are reviewed.
BACKGROUND The use of ice as a supplement to an exercise programme has been recommended for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET). No studies have examined its effectiveness. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether an exercise programme supplemented with ice is more successful than the exercise programme alone in treating patients with LET. (More)
Randomised controlled trials were reviewed to evaluate the evidence of the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the management of tennis elbow. Seven relevant trials were found, which had satisfactory methodology but conflicting results. Further research with well designed randomised control trials is needed to establish the absolute and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of an exercise programme, pulsed ultrasound and transverse friction in the treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Centre. SUBJECTS This study was carried out with 30 patients who had chronic patellar tendinopathy. They were(More)
BACKGROUND Home exercise programmes and exercise programmes carried out in a clinical setting are commonly advocated for the treatment of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET), a very common lesion of the arm with a well-defined clinical presentation. The aim of this study is to describe the use and effects of strengthening and stretching exercise programmes in(More)
STUDY DESIGN RCT. INTRODUCTION Lateral elbow tendinopathy is a common clinical condition. eccentric exercises. eccentric-concentric loading and, isometric exercises are indicated to reduce and manage tendon pain. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To compare the effectiveness of eccentric training, eccentric-concentric training, and eccentric-concentric training(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the efficacy of polarized polychromatic noncoherent light (Bioptron light) in the treatment of idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compression neuropathy, but no satisfactory conservative treatment is available at present. METHOD An uncontrolled experimental study was(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle sprains are the most common form of acute injury in volleyball. A prevention programme consisting of technical training, proprioceptive training, and external support was previously designed to reduce the rate of ankle sprains in volleyball players. OBJECTIVE To investigate which of these three interventions is the most effective in(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to determine the effectiveness of low-lever laser therapy (LLLT) in the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) and to provide recommendations based on this evidence. BACKGROUND DATA LET is a common clinical condition, and a wide array of physiotherapy treatments is used for treating LET. METHODS Randomized controlled trials(More)
A plethora of terms that have been used to describe lateral epicondylitis including tennis elbow (TE), epicondylalgia, tendonitis, tendinosis and tendinopathy. These terms usually have the prefix extensor or lateral elbow. Lateral elbow tendinopathy seems to be the most appropriate term to use in clinical practice because other terms make reference to(More)