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 contribution||The continuum of tendon pathology: Current view and clinical implications|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Apunts Medicina de l'Esport|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2017|
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