A proposed return-to-sport program for patients with midportion achilles tendinopathy: rationale and implementation

Silbernagel, Karin Graevare and Crossley, Kay M. (2015) A proposed return-to-sport program for patients with midportion achilles tendinopathy: rationale and implementation. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45 11: 876-886. doi:10.2519/jospt.2015.5885


Author Silbernagel, Karin Graevare
Crossley, Kay M.
Title A proposed return-to-sport program for patients with midportion achilles tendinopathy: rationale and implementation
Journal name Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0190-6011
1938-1344
Publication date 2015-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2519/jospt.2015.5885
Volume 45
Issue 11
Start page 876
End page 886
Total pages 11
Place of publication Alexandria, United States
Publisher American Physical Therapy Association * Orthopedic Section
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury in athletes involved in running and jumping activities and sports. The intervention with the highest level of evidence is exercise therapy, and it is recommended that all patients initially be treated with exercise for at least 3 months prior to considering other treatment options. Recovery from Achilles tendinopathy can take up to a year, and there is a high propensity for recurrence, especially during the return-to-sport phase. The extent of the tendon injury, the age and sex of the athlete, the magnitude of pain/symptoms, the extent of impairments, and the demands of the sport all need to be considered when planning for return to sport. This clinical commentary describes an approach to return to sport for patients with midportion Achilles tendinopathy. The aim of the return-to-sport program is to facilitate the decision-making process in returning an athlete with midportion Achilles tendinopathy back to full sport participation and to minimize the chances for recurrence of the injury.
Keyword Achilles tendon
Eccentric
Exercise
Jumping
Running
Tendinosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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