Dimitrios I Stasinopoulos

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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 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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of Cyriax physiotherapy, a supervised exercise programme, and polarized polychromatic non-coherent light (Bioptron light) in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. DESIGN Controlled clinical trial. SETTING Rheumatology and rehabilitation centre. SUBJECTS This study was carried out with 75 patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND Home and supervised exercise programmes consisting of stretching and eccentric exercises have been recommended for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET). No studies have examined their comparative efficacy effectiveness. OBJECTIVE In this study, whether a home exercise programme is more successful than a supervised exercise(More)
BACKGROUND DATA The use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and polarized polychromatic non-coherent light as supplements to an exercise program has been recommended for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET). OBJECTIVE To investigate whether an exercise program supplemented with LLLT is more successful than an exercise program supplemented with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare eccentric and static exercises as proposed by Stanish with eccentric exercises as proposed by Alfredson in the management of Achilles tendinopathy. METHODS Patients with midportion Achilles tendinopathy for at least 3 months were included in this trial. They were sequentially allocated to receive either Stanish's exercise programme or(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)