High intratendinous lactate levels in painful chronic Achilles tendinosis. An investigation using microdialysis technique

@article{Alfredson2002HighIL,
  title={High intratendinous lactate levels in painful chronic Achilles tendinosis. An investigation using microdialysis technique},
  author={H{\aa}kan Alfredson and Dennis Bjur and Kim Thorsen and Ronny Lorentzon and Patrick Sandstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={20}
}
In this investigation the microdialysis technique was used to study the concentrations of lactate in Achilles tendons with painful chronic tendinosis and in normal pain‐free tendons. In four patients (mean age 40.7 years) with a painful thickening localized at the 2–6 cm level in the Achilles tendon (chronic Achilles tendinosis) and in five controls (mean age 37.2 years) with normal Achilles tendons, the local concentrations of lactate were registered under resting conditions. All tendons were… Expand
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