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Clinical effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy as an adjunct treatment to eccentric exercise for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial

Abstract Background The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a common clinical problem with Achilles overuse. Eccentric exercise is often used as an initial treatment for these patients. Most patients with AT experienced moderate to severe pain, limiting the incentive to perform eccentric exercise. It …

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Prospects of magnetically based approaches addressing inflammation in tendon tissues

Abstract Tendon afflictions constitute a significant share of musculoskeletal diseases and represent a primary cause of incapacity worldwide. Unresolved/chronic inflammatory states have been associated with the onset and progression of tendon disorders, contributing to undesirable immune stimulation and detrimental tissue effects. Thus, targeting persistent inflammatory events could assist important developments to solve pathophysiological processes and …

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Pulsed magnetic field therapy increases tensile strength in a rat Achilles’ tendon repair model

Abstract PURPOSE: To examine the effect of pulsing electromagnetic fields on the biomechanic strength of rat Achilles’ tendons at 3 weeks after transection and repair. METHODS: This noninvasive modality was tested in a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of a specific noninvasive radiofrequency pulsed electromagnetic field signal on tendon tensile strength …

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The effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on flexor tendon healing in chickens

Abstract This study was designed as a pilot investigation of the effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) stimulation on early flexor tendon healing in a chicken model using a similar stimulus to that used clinically. The PEMF used caused a decrease in tensile strength and an increase in peritendinous adhesions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10190607&dopt=Abstract J Hand Surg [Br] …

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Pulsed magnetic and electromagnetic fields in experimental achilles tendonitis in the rat: a prospective randomized study [Spanish]

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of pulsed magnetic fields (PMF) and pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on healing in experimental Achilles tendon inflammation in the rat. DESIGN: Prospective randomized trial. SETTING: University medical school. METHODS: Exposure of the Achilles tendon and injury by a weight of 98.24 g falling from a height of 35cm in …

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In vitro functional response of human tendon cells to different dosages of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field

Abstract PURPOSE: Chronic tendinopathy is a degenerative process causing pain and disability. Current treatments include biophysical therapies, such as pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF). The aim of this study was to compare, for the first time, the functional in vitro response of human tendon cells to different dosages of PEMF, varying in field intensity and duration …

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