El continuum de la patología de tendón: concepto actual e implicaciones clínicas

Translated title of the contribution: The continuum of tendon pathology: Current view and clinical implications

Jill L. Cook, Eboni Rio, Craig R. Purdam, M. Girdwood, Silvia Ortega-Cebrian, Sean I. Docking

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Cook and Purdam first proposed the Continuum model in 2009, with the aim of improving the understanding of the complexity of tendon pathologies. The Continuum is based on three states of tendon structure: reactive tendon, tendon disrepair and degenerative tendon. In contrast to other proposals, the Continuum model describes continuous changes in tendon structure. Each state of tendon structure represents a particular clinical presentation and requires a particular type of management. Evidence seen in histopathological studies, imaging and clinical studies all support the Continuum model for the analysis of tendon pathologies.

Translated title of the contributionThe continuum of tendon pathology: Current view and clinical implications
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
Journal Apunts Medicina de l'Esport
Issue number194
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Continuum
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon pain

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