The pathogenesis of Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review

Publication date: Available online 12 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Bruno Magnan , Manuel Bondi , Silvia Pierantoni , Elena Samaila Achilles tendinopathy is a degenerative, not an inflammatory, condition. It is prevalent in athletes involved in running sports.A systematic literature review on Achilles tendon tendinopathy has been performed according to the intrinsic (age, sex, body weight, tendon temperature, systemic diseases, muscle strenght, flexibility, previous injuries & anatomical variants, genetic predisposition and blood supply) and extrinsic risk factors (drugs and overuse), which can cause tendon suffering and degeneration. Different theories have been found: Neurogenic, Angiogenic, Impingement and “Iceberg” Hypotheses.Multiple databases were utilized for articles published between 1964 and 2013

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