Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research

Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0533



Ultrasound-Guided EPI® Technique and Eccentric Exercise, New Treatment for Achilles and Patellar Tendinopathy Focused on the Region-Specific of the Tendon

Jose Manuel Sànchez-Ibàñez, Maria Elisa Fernàndez, Carlos Moreno, Daniel Marti and Pedro Belón

Treatment of tendon injuries is a subject of frequent debate in sports medicine and physiotherapy. Achilles and patellar tendinopathy is a common, painful, overuse disorder, and is associated with a failure of the tendon repair process they have a low potential for healing with the usual techniques. Therefore, new treatments for tendinopaties drawn from the existing literature as well as from their own experience dealing with this condition to deal with this delicate pathology have been developed over recent past decades. This brief review aims to update recent information on the treatment with the ultrasound-guided EPI® technique and eccentric exercise in Achilles and patellar tendinopathy resulted in a great improvement in function and a rapid return to the previous level of activity.