Ultrasound guided sclerosis of neovessels in painful chronic Achilles tendinosis: pilot study of a new treatment

@article{hberg2002UltrasoundGS,
  title={Ultrasound guided sclerosis of neovessels in painful chronic Achilles tendinosis: pilot study of a new treatment},
  author={Lars {\"O}hberg and H Alfredson},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={36},
  pages={173 - 175}
}
Background: The mechanism that causes pain in chronic Achilles tendinosis is not known. However, high resolution colour Doppler ultrasound has shown that neovascularisation may be involved. Objective: To investigate if sclerosing the neovessels would affect the level of tendon pain. Methods: The effect of colour Doppler ultrasound guided injection of a sclerosing agent, polidocanol, against neovessels was studied in 10 patients (seven men and three women, mean age 55 years) with painful chronic… Expand
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