Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy: A Survey of Surgical and Histopathologic Findings Mats

  title={Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy: A Survey of Surgical and Histopathologic Findings Mats},
  author={M. {\AA}str{\"o}m and A. Rausing},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  • M. Åström, A. Rausing
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • The surgical findings and the histopathology are reported for 163 patients (134 males, 29 females; mean age, 38 years; range, 13–72 years; 75% athletes) with chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Biopsy specimens from symptomatic (155 cases) and nonsymptomatic (90 cases) parts of the tendon and from the paratenon (97 cases) were obtained. Surgical reports were reviewed and histopathology was evaluated according to a standardized protocol. Eighteen tendons also were analyzed by immunofluorescence for… CONTINUE READING
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