Despite its high incidence, the precise etiopathogenesis and effective treatment of tendinopathy remain elusive. Tendinopathy in Athletes draws on the expertise of an international and prolific collection of contributors, both clinicians and scientists, who provide new insights into this specialized area.
- provides a comprehensive resource for both clinicians and researchers with information organized logically, with an easy-to-follow progression from the basic scientific findings to clinical applications
- discusses the full range of treatment modalities, including new molecular and biological approaches, plus surgical and alternative approaches to tendinopath
- contains "What We Need to Know" sections that suggest future areas of research for young investigators.
As tendinopathy remains one of the most common injuries encountered, both in sports and at the workplace, this essential volume is sure to be a source of frequent consultation.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Tendinopathy: A Major Medical Problem in Sport
2 Etiology of Tendinopathy
3 The Molecular Biology of Tendinopathy: Signaling and Response Pathways in Tenocytes
4 The Response of Tendon Cells to Changing Loads: Implications in the Etiopathogenesis of Tendinopathy
5 How Alive are Tendons? Metabolic and Circulatory Activity Associated with Exercise in Humans
6 Human Tendon Overuse Pathology: Histopathologic and Biochemical Findings
7 Mechanobiologic Studies of Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Tendinopathy
8 In Vivo Function of Human Achilles and Patella Tendons During Normal Locomotion
9 Tendon Innervation: Understanding of Pathology and Potential Implications for Treatment
10 A Neuropathic Model to the Etiology and Management of Achilles Tendinopathy
11 An Integrative Therapeutic Approach to Tendinopathy: Biomechanic and Biological Considerations
12 The Chronic Painful Achilles Tendon: Basic Biology and Treatment - Results of the New Methods of Eccentric Training and Sclerosing Therapy
13 Hindfoot Tendinopathies in Athletes
14 Alternative Approaches in the Management of Tendinopathies - Traditional Chinese Medicine: From Basic Science to Clinical Perspective
15 Surgery for Chronic Overuse Tendon Problems in Athletes
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Professor Savio L-Y. Woo, PhD, DSc, is the Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering
and the Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Centre (MSRC). This is a diverse
multidisciplinary research and educational center in the Department of Bioengineering
at the University of Pittsburgh where over 450 orthopaedic surgeons, bioengineering
students and staff have studied and worked. He arrived at the University of
Pittsburgh in 1990 after spending 20 years at the University of California in
San Diego as a Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering.
Dr. Woo has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, The National Academy of Engineering and Academia Sinica. In 1998, he was the winner of the IOC Olympic Prize for Sports Medicine and the first Olympic Gold Medal in Nagano, Japan
Professor Per A.F.H. Renström is a professor in sports medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden
Professor Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, is the Director, of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research at Michigan State University and has been working in the area of musculoskeletal research for over 30 years. His basic science research in the area of musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair has resulted in numerous clinical advances in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine. His current research interests involve the role of mechanical signalling in the etiopathogenesis of tendinopathy