Classification and definition of tendinopathies

Clin Sports Med. 1991 Oct;10(4):707-20.


The authors have classified tendinopathies into two categories. The majority of the tendinopathies are in the primary category in which lesions arise in the substance of the tendon. The authors emphasize that not all tendinopathies are degenerative in nature. Some primary tendinopathies are reactive, such as calcifying tendinitis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / classification*
  • Calcinosis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rupture
  • Shoulder Dislocation / classification
  • Shoulder Injuries*
  • Tendinopathy / classification
  • Tendinopathy / pathology
  • Tendon Injuries / classification*