Navigation Links
Ultrasound-guided injections help ease chronic Achilles tendon pain
Date:10/29/2007

Patients with chronic tendinosis of the Achilles tendon can experience a reduction in pain when injected with a small amount of a dextrose solution, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

Chronic tendinosis is a common overuse injury which can be very painful and debilitating and can affect many tendons throughout the body, said Norman J. Maxwell, MD, lead author of the study. Research has shown that this condition results from impaired healing of recurrent injury to the tendon. Research has also shown that chronic tendinosis is not an inflammatory but a degenerative process, he said.

We decided to treat the areas of degeneration and small tears in the tendon by injecting a 25% dextrose solution which would induce an inflammatory process in that area of the tendon and initiate normal wound healing, said Dr. Maxwell. We performed this treatment using a small needle under ultrasound guidance so that the abnormal areas could be accurately targeted, he said.

According to the study, 32 out of 36 patients who had long standing chronic tendinosis of the Achilles tendon with a mean duration of symptoms of 28.6 months were treated successfully. There was marked reduction in tendon pain at rest and during tendon loading activity following completion of the injection therapy. A telephone interview with 30 patients in the study group a mean of 12 months after their last injection found that 20 of the 30 patients still were asymptomatic and nine patients had only mild symptoms with one patient having moderate symptoms.

Despite these very encouraging results, further studies are required to validate the effectiveness of this treatment for chronic tendinosis, said Dr. Maxwell. Some patients respond to the treatment better than others, largely due to the presence or absence of calcifications. We have observed that patients with calcifications in their tendons appear to respond less wel
'/>"/>

Contact: Necoya Lightsey
necoya@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cement injections linked to osteoporosis
2. Toxin injections support stroke associated spasticity
3. Unsafe Injections and Unclean Hand hygiene major cause of hospital infections in India
4. Leptin Injections Maintain Loss In Body Weight
5. Breast Enlargement Injections Can Lead To Breast Loss
6. Enlarged Prostate Might Be Relieved with Botox injections
7. Orchid gets FDA Approval for Cefotaxime Injections
8. Lethal dose of cosmetic injections paralyzed recipients
9. IMA Oppose Introduction of Polio Injections
10. Insulin Tablets-No More Injections
11. Epidural Steroid Injections Do Not Provide Long Term Relief
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2014)... PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 ... energy boost without having to consume sugary, foul-tasting energy ... also did not always just want to drink plain, ... this alternative energy booster." , He developed ENERG CHEWING ... also assist with weight loss. The formula contains nutritious ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 21, 2014 "I want to help ... back but haven’t the money for chiropractors," said an ... have such a product for myself." , The Stretch ... stretch the thigh muscles and align the spine properly. ... relieves discomfort of pinched nerves. Compact and easy to ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Best Cheap ... recently announced that Arvixe, Bluehost and GreenGeeks are the ... to find a good reseller hosting supplier. Actually, these ... server speed and customer support. People can get the ... manager says. , According to the manager, reseller ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 2014 To accommodate the ever-growing customer ... provide more trendy items. Recently, the company has unveiled ... the new and elegant wedding gowns, Angeldress.co.uk wants to ... need in an easy way. Its high quality vintage ... from 12% off to 62% off. , Online shopping ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... 2014 “Cluster headaches are sometimes called ... difficult to resolve,” said Steve Young of Ew Publishing; ... a pain that is more intense.” , “It should ... headaches, or migraines, that medical research is pointing to ... he added. , Serotonin (5-HT, 5-hydroxytryptamine) is a ubiquitous ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Announces The Best Reseller Hosting Suppliers In 2014 2Health News:Angeldress.co.uk Launches New Range Of 2014 Vintage Wedding Dresses In Its Online Store 2Health News:Homeostasis: Equinox Serotonin (5HT) Headache Stories ~ New on the Bryan William Brickner Blog 2
... of immune cells called macrophages are behind the growth of ... help in healing of the eyes in case of there ... new role for the macrophage, published in the September 2005 ... blinding eye disease, as well as for other diseases, such ...
... It is a routine practice to prescribe drugs called ... from being rejected. The medical community has only been ... immunosuppression. Looking at the other side of the coin, ... ,It has been found out that the immunosuppressive drug ...
... in maintaining health. ,Although daily consumption of soy ... result in a small reduction in LDL. //In addition, ... hot flashes in post-menopausal women. However, the available studies ... number, of poor quality, or their duration was too ...
... wide range of human diseases, including heart disease, cancer and ... not taken an anti-inflammatory drug to relive pain associated with ... used for the above treatment purpose are the Non- steroidal ... above category, is most commonly prescribed for pain relief,It has ...
... a way to print DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), which they ... as blood tests. ,The technique called Supramolecular Nano-Stamping ... not generally used in medical diagnostics.// ,The ... his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). ...
... had found that doing household activities like cleaning the ... prevent hypertension and conditions of prehypertension in people. // ... four hours of accumulated daily lifestyle physical activity had ... a category -- from hypertensive to prehypertensive and from ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lymph Cell Growth In Eyes Related To Macrophages 2Health News:Soy Not Such A Wonder For Health? 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "United States General ... key market data on the United ... report provides value, in millions of ... within market categories – Bronchoscopes, Laryngoscopes, ... Gastroscopes, Duodenoscopes, Laparoscopes, Hysteroscopes, Sinuscopes, Resectoscopes, ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 According to ... (Cryotherapy, Heat, therapy, Hydrotherapy), Accessories (Posture Mirror, Exercise Ball), ... technologies - Global Forecast to 2019" published by ... reach $19,786.3 Million by 2019 from $14,240.0 Million ... 2014 to 2019. Browse 74 market ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Merck (NYSE: MRK ), known as MSD outside ... , is teaming with celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos ... educational program encouraging Hispanics with type 2 diabetes to achieve better ... help reduce the risk of serious health problems. Hispanics in ... for developing type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic white adults, and it ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:United States General Surgery Devices Market to 2020 - Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy, Biopsy Devices, Hernia Repair, Non-Vascular Stents 2United States General Surgery Devices Market to 2020 - Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy, Biopsy Devices, Hernia Repair, Non-Vascular Stents 3United States General Surgery Devices Market to 2020 - Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy, Biopsy Devices, Hernia Repair, Non-Vascular Stents 4United States General Surgery Devices Market to 2020 - Endoscopy, Bariatric Surgery, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy, Biopsy Devices, Hernia Repair, Non-Vascular Stents 5Physiotherapy Equipment Market Worth $19,786.3 Million by 2019 2Physiotherapy Equipment Market Worth $19,786.3 Million by 2019 3Physiotherapy Equipment Market Worth $19,786.3 Million by 2019 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 2Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 3Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 5
... Berkery Noyes, an independent middle market investment bank, ... Acquisitions trend report for the Pharma & ... The report analyzes the sector for 2011 and compares ... market includes information and technology companies servicing pharmaceutical, healthcare ...
... Permanente, committed to improving the health of its patients, ... IV medical equipment to more eco-friendly alternatives that are ... in plastics that have been shown to harm human ... to purchase IV solution bags that are 100 percent ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Berkery Noyes Releases 2011 Pharma & Healthcare Information and Technology Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Report 2Berkery Noyes Releases 2011 Pharma & Healthcare Information and Technology Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Report 3Kaiser Permanente Moves to Green Medical Supplies by Converting to Eco-Friendly IV Equipment 2Kaiser Permanente Moves to Green Medical Supplies by Converting to Eco-Friendly IV Equipment 3
... The FASTak Suture Anchor is a fully ... is inserted directly into bone without predrilling using ... Tear Drop Handle and Keyless Chuck. This implant ... well as other small anchor indications with very ...
... one step fixation of soft tissue to bone. ... cuff repair in one simple insertion maneuver. The ... of 5 mm and a small 2 mm ... hold a thin, bioabsorbable PLLA disc 5 mm ...
... The Bio-Corkscrews with NeedlePunch Needles are ... NeedlePunch instrument. The NeedlePunch Needles are preloaded ... housed inside the driver shaft. As the ... line is adjacent to the tissue before ...
... The Bio-FASTak is a 3 mm x 14 ... indications in the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle. ... into the body of the anchor and provides ... metal anchors. This unique eyelet design allows the ...
Medicine Products: