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Office-Based Mechanical Procedures for Tendons

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This chapter reviews mechanical in-office procedures used to treat recalcitrant tendinopathy. The background and theorized mechanisms of actions are discussed. Details of the procedures are described in a step-wise fashion. This chapter may be used as a guide to learn the ideology behind as well as how to perform these procedures. Procedures discussed in this article include: high-volume image guided injection, mechanical tendon scraping, percutaneous needle tenotomy, percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy, biceps tendon release, and iliopsoas tendon release.

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Abbreviations

CET:

Common extensor tendon

HVIGI:

High-volume image guided injection

LHBT:

Long head of the bicep tendon

MTS:

Mechanical tendon scraping

NSAID:

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

PNT:

Percutaneous needle tenotomy

PUT:

Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy

US:

Ultrasound

VAS:

Visual analog scale

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Charnoff, J., Rothenberg, J.B. (2021). Office-Based Mechanical Procedures for Tendons. In: Onishi, K., Fredericson, M., Dragoo, J.L. (eds) Tendinopathy. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65335-4_18

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