Tendons--time to revisit inflammation.
Bottom Line: Current treatment strategies are focused on physical treatments, peritendinous or intratendinous injections of blood or blood products and interruption of painful stimuli.Results have been at best, moderately good and at worst a failure.There is convincing evidence that the inflammatory response is a key component of chronic tendinopathy.
Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Power Doppler US assessment of, for example, an entheseal lesion or tendon body in a confirmed rheumatological inflammatory arthritis can look indistinguishable from that seen in a ‘degenerative’ tendinopathy (see figure 1).
Affiliation: Department of Rheumatology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.