© 2005

Tendon Injuries

Basic Science and Clinical Medicine

  • Nicola Maffulli
  • Per Renström
  • Wayne B. Leadbetter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basic Sciences, Etiology, Pathomechanics, and Imaging

    1. Moira O’Brien
      Pages 3-13
    2. Constantinos N. Maganaris, Marco V. Narici
      Pages 14-21
    3. Laurence E. Dahners
      Pages 22-24
    4. Pekka Kannus, Mika Paavola, Lászlo Józsa
      Pages 25-31
    5. Mika Paavola, Pekka Kannus, Markku Järvinen
      Pages 32-39
    6. David A. Hart, Cyril B. Frank, Alison Kydd, Tyler Ivie, Paul Sciore, Carol Reno
      Pages 40-48
    7. Tudor H. Hughes
      Pages 49-60
  3. Anatomical Sites and Presentation

    1. Jude C. Sullivan, Thomas M. Best
      Pages 63-69
    2. Per Renström, Thomas Hach
      Pages 70-85
    3. Sakari Orava, Urho Kujala
      Pages 86-89
    4. Leo M. Rozmaryn
      Pages 90-100
    5. Andrew Carr, Paul Harvie
      Pages 101-118
    6. Theodore A. Blaine, Louis U. Bigliani
      Pages 119-127
    7. Alan J. Johnstone, Nicola Maffulli
      Pages 128-136
    8. Graham Elder, Edward J. Harvey
      Pages 137-149
    9. Per Renström
      Pages 150-157
    10. Barry P. Boden
      Pages 158-165
    11. Karim M. Khan, Jill L. Cook, Nicola Maffulli
      Pages 166-177
    12. Francesco Benazzo, Mario Mosconi, Nicola Maffulli
      Pages 178-186

About this book


Tendon ailments are a significant cause of morbidity among athletes of all levels and are increasing in prevalence. Their management is often empirical, and para-scientific, only looking at the biological aspects of tendon ailments. This book conveys a comprehensive and concise body of knowledge on the management of tendon problems in sportspeople with practical details of clinical protocols.

Tendon Injuries: Basic Science and Clinical Medicine is specifically dedicated to the clinical aspects of tendinopathy and provides the required knowledge and scientific basis for the sports medicine practitioner, orthopedic specialist and student facing upper and lower limb tendon ailments in athletes. A comprehensive review of tendon disorders is given and modern criteria of management outlined to form the basis of effective clinical management of this group of patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola Maffulli
    • 1
  • Per Renström
    • 2
  • Wayne B. Leadbetter
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryKeele University School of MedicineStoke-on-TrentUK
  2. 2.Section of Sports Medicine, Department of Surgical SciencesKarolinska InstituteStockholmSweden
  3. 3.F. Edward Herbert School of MedicineUniformed Services University of Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

"This book should be of great interest to all those involved with the management of soft tissue injuries, be they physiotherapist, physician or surgeon. The editors are to be congratulated in co-ordinating the input from so many international experts. … I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book … . each chapter presents state of the art knowledge and I look forward to referring to it … . This book offers the practising clinician the best of what we have to date … ." (Dr. Keith Bush, The Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, Vol. 27 (3), 2005)

"The book reviews the current research and trends in diagnosis and medical and conservative treatment of tendon injuries. … This book provides a very comprehensive resource on the topic of tendon injuries, allowing clinicians to make sound, research-based decisions. … this is a very well organized, in-depth text that would be very useful to healthcare professionals who treat patients with tendon injuries and for students in the advanced stages of a healthcare related course." (Brian Woltz, The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 2006)

"This multinational, multi-author book attempts an ambitious, all-embracing account of tendon problems. … The quality of the writing is good and the text is readable and devoid of jargon … . there is a great deal in this book and I recommend it to interested surgeons, physicians and other health professionals involved in sports medicine." (T. Gibson, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 88-B (3), 2006)

"Dedicated works only with tendineuse pathology are rare whereas this one is very frequent. From this report, the authors carried out a work exploring all the facets of this pathology in three essential directions: diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. … The iconography, primarily in black and white, is didactic and explicit. The bibliography is particularly complete. This undeniable reference book will interest a large audience, well beyond the doctors and surgeons, namely kinesitherapists, students … ." (Laurent Balabaud, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Vol. 19, 2009)