Current trends in tendinopathy: consensus of the ESSKA basic science committee. Part I: biology, biomechanics, anatomy and an exercise-based approach

J Exp Orthop. 2017 Dec;4(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s40634-017-0092-6. Epub 2017 May 30.


Chronic tendinopathies represent a major problem in the clinical practice of sports orthopaedic surgeons, sports doctors and other health professionals involved in the treatment of athletes and patients that perform repetitive actions. The lack of consensus relative to the diagnostic tools and treatment modalities represents a management dilemma for these professionals. With this review, the purpose of the ESSKA Basic Science Committee is to establish guidelines for understanding, diagnosing and treating this complex pathology.

Keywords: Consensus; ESSKA; Eccentric; Tendinopathy; Tendon; Treatment.

Publication types

  • Review