Extremities: Systematic reviews

Larsson MEH, Kall I, Nilsson-Helander K., Treatment of patellar tendinopathy a systematic review of randomized controlled trials., Knee Surg Trauma Arthro, 2012:20(8):1632-46, 2011

Review contained 13 articles and concluded that there was strong evidence for the use of eccentric training, moderate evidence for heavy resistance training, and moderate evidence that ultrasound was ineffective.

Littlewood C, Ashton J, Chance-Larsen K, May S, Sturrock B., Exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy: a systematic review., Physiotherapy, 98:101-109, 2012

Systematic review of five articles, with low risk of bias, that supported the use of loaded repeated exercises for patients with contractile dysfunction at the shoulder.

Malliaras P, Barton CJ, Reeves ND and Langberg H, Achilles and patellar tendinopathy loading programmes: A systematic review comparing clinical outcomes and identifying potential mechanisms for effectiveness., Sports Med, 43:267-286, 2013

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