Supporting Evidence « Tendon Disorders: A Resource of Medical Evidence & Research

Tendon Disorders: A Resource of Medical Evidence & Research

Supporting Evidence


Below is a listing of peer-reviewed journal articles and medical evidence from which much of the information on the treatments for tendon disorders has been derived. The numbers reflect the references in the "Treatments" section of this website.

1Rees JD, Maffulli N, Cook J. Management of tendinopathy. Am J Sports Med 2009; 37:1855-1867.

2Rees JD, Wilson AM, Wolman, RL. Current concepts in the management of tendon disorders. Rheumatology 2006;45:508-521.

3Davidson CJ, Ganion LR, Gehlsen GM, Verhoestra B, Roepke JE, Sevier TL. Rat tendon morphologic and functional changes resulting from soft tissue mobilization. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1997; 29(3):313-319.

4Gehlsen GM, Ganion LR, Helfst R. Fibroblast responses to variation in soft tissue mobilization pressure. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1999; 31(4):531-535.

5Melham TJ, Sevier TL, Malnofski MJ, Wilson JK, Helfst RH. Chronic ankle pain and fibrosis successfully treated with a new non-invasive augmented soft tissue mobilization technique (ASTM): A case report. Med Sci Sports Exerc

6Henry P, Panwitz B, Wilson JK. Treatment of a bilateral total knee replacement using augmented soft tissue mobilization. Phys Ther Case Rep 1999; 2(1):27-30.

7Haller KH, Helfst RH, Wilson JK, Sevier TL. Treatment of chronic elbow pain. Phys Ther Case Rep 1999; 2(5):195-200.

8Baker D, Wilson JK. Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome in a piano teacher. Phys Ther Case Rep 1999; 2(2):73-76.

9Henry P, Panwitz B, Wilson JK. Rehabilitation of a post-surgical patella fracture: A case study. Physiotherapy 2000; 86(3):139-142.

10Wilson JK, Sevier TL, Helfst RH, Honing EW, Thomann AL. Comparison of rehabilitation methods in the treatment of patellar tendinitis. J Sport Rehabil 2000; 9(4): 304-314.

11Sevier, TL. Emerging approaches to the evaluation and management of chronic tendon disorders (tendinopathies). Platform presentation at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society of Hand Therapists, Joint Annual Meeting; 2005 Sept 21-24; San Antonio, Texas.

12Wilson JK, Sevier TL. A review of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Disabil Rehabil 2003; 25(3):113-119.

13Kipp D, Wilson JK. Carpal tunnel syndrome: A critical review. Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med 2001; 13(1):67-77.

14Fowler S, Wilson JK, Sevier TL. Innovative approach for the treatment of cumulative trauma disorders. Work 2000; 15(1): 9-14.

15Sevier TL, Wilson JK, Helfst RH, Stover SA,. Tendinitis: A critical review.Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med 2000; 12: 119-130.

16Wilson JK, Sevier TL. Methods utilized in treating lateral epicondylitis. Phys Ther Rev 2000; 5:117-124.

17Sevier TL, Helfst RH, Stover SA, Wilson JK. Clinical trends on tendinitis. Work 2000; 14(2):123-126.

18Sevier TL, Wilson JK. Treating lateral epicondylitis. Sports Med. 1999; 28(5):375-380.

19Ford LT, DeBender J. Tendon rupture after local steroid injection. South Med J. 1979: 72:827-830.

20Kleinman M, Gross AE. Achilles tendon rupture following steroid injection: report of three cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1983; 65:1345-1347.

21Assendelft WJ, Hay EM, Adshead R, Boulter LM. Corticosteroid injections for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review. Br J Gen Pract. 1996; 46:209-216.

22Hay EM, Paterson SM, Lewis M, Hosie G, Croft P. Pragmatic randomised controlled trial of local corticosteroid injection and naproxen for treatment of lateral epicondylitis of elbow in primary care. BMJ 1999; 319:964-968.

23 Smidt N, Assendelft WJ, van der Windt DA, Hay EM, Buchbinder R, Bouter LM. Corticosteroid injections for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review. Pain. 2002; 96:23-40.

24Woodley BL, Newsham-West RJ, Baxter GD. Chronic tendinopathy: effectiveness of eccentric exercise. Br J Sports Med. 2007; 41:188-198;discussion 199.

25Sayana MK, Maffulli, N. Eccentric calf muscle training in non-athletic patients with achilles tendinopathy. J Sci Med Sport. 2007; 10:52-58.

26 Kroeling P Gross A , Goldsmith CH , Burnie SJ , Haines T , Graham N , Brant A Electrotherapy for neck pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Oct 7;(4):CD004251.

27Ohtori S, Inoue G, Mannoji C, Saisu T, Takahashi K, Mitsuhashi S, Wada Y, Yamagata M, Moriya H. Shock wave application to rat skin induces degeneration and reinnervation of sensory nerve fibres. Neurosci Lett 2001; 315:57-60.

28Bisset L, Paungmali A, Vicenzino B, Beller E. A systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials on physical interventions for lateral epicondylalgia. Br J Sports Med 2005; 39:411-422.

29Buchbinder R, Green SE, Youd JM, Assendelft WJ, Barnsley L, Smidt N. Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of shock wave therapy for lateral elbow pain. J Rheumatol 2006; 33:1351-1363.

30Albert JD, Meadeb J, Guggenbuhl P, Marin F, Benkalfate T, Thomazeau H, Chales G. High-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy for calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff; a randomised trial. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2007;89:335-341.

31Schmitt J, Haake M, Tosch A, Hildebrand R, Deike B, Griss P. Low-energy extracorporeal shock-wave treatment (ESWT) for tendinitis of the supraspinatus. a prospective, randomized study. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2001; 83:873-876.

32Speed CA, Richards C, Nichols D, Burnet S, Wies JT, Humphreys H, Hazleman BL. Extra-corporeal shock wave therapy for tendonitis of the rotator cuff. A double-blind randomised, controlled trial. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2002; 84:509-512.

33Housner JA, Jacobson JA, Misko R. Sonographically guided percutaneous needle tenotomy for the treatment of chronic tendinosis. 2009; J Ultrasound Med 28:1187-1192.

34McShane JM, Shah VN, Nazarian LN. Sonographically guided needle tenotomy for treatment of common extensor tendinosis in the elbow. 2008; J Ultrasound Med 27:1137-1144.

35Brosseau L, Casimiro L, Milne S, Robinson VA, Shea BJ, Tugwell P, Wells, G. Deep transverse friction massage for treating tendinitis (review). Cochrane Database Sys Rev 2002, Issue 4. Art. No.:CD003528. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003528.

36Loghmani TM, Warden SJ. Instrument-assisted cross-fiber massage accelerates knee ligament healing. 2009 J Orthop Sports Phys Ther; 39(7):506-514.

37Andres BM, Murrell AC. Treatment of tendinopathy: what works, what does not, and what is on the horizon. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2008; 466:1539-1554.

38McCallum SDA, Paoloni JA, Murrell GAC. Five year comparison study of topical glyceryl trinitrate treatment of chronic lateral epicondylosis at the elbow. BR J Sports Med 2009; doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.061002.

39Green S, Buchbinder R, Hetrick S. Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2003:CD004258.

40McLauchlan GJ, Handoll HH. Interventions for treating acute and chronic achilles tendinitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2001:CD000232.

41Stasinopoulos DI, Johnson MI. Effectiveness of low-level laser therapy for lateral elbow tendinopathy. Photomed Laser Surg 2005; 23:425-430.

42Trudel D, Duley J, Zastrow I, Kerr EW, Davidson R, MacDermid JC. Rehabilitation for patients with lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review. J Hand Ther. 2004; 17:243-246.

43Cohen DB, Kawamura S, Ehteshami JR, Rodeo SA. Indomethacin and celecoxib impair rotator cuff tendon-to-bone healing. Am J Sports Med 2006; 34:362-369.

44Elder CL, Dahners LE, Weinhold PS. A cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor impairs ligament healing in the rat. Am J Sports Med 2001; 29:801-805.

45Ferry ST, Dahners LE, Afshari HN, Weinhold PS. The effects of common anti-inflammatory drugs on the healing rat patellar tendon. Am J Sports Med 2007; 35:1326-1333.

46Sampson S, Gerhardt M, Mandelbaum B. Platelet rich plasma injection grafts for musculoskeletal injuries: a review. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2008; 1(3-4):165-174.

47De Vos RJ, Weir A, van Schie HTM, Bierma-Zeinstra SMA, Verhaar JAN, Weinans H, Tol JL. Platelet-rich plasma injection for chronic achilles tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2010; 303(2):144-149.

48Bulthaup S, Cipriani DJ 3rd, Thomas JJ. An electromyography study of wrist extension orthoses and upper-extremity function. Am J Occup Ther 1999; 53(5):434-40

49Law RYW, Harvey LA, Nicholas MK, Tonkin L, De Sousa M, Finniss DG. Stretch exercises increase tolerance to stretch in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomized controlled trial. Phys Ther 2009; 89:1016-1026.

50Robertson VJ, Baker KG. A review of therapeutic ultrasound: effectiveness studies. Phys Ther 2001; 81:1339-1350.