What is the difference between tendonitis and tendonosis?
Tendonitis involves acute injury + inflammation
Tendonosis is chronic damage at a cellular level with no inflammation
What is an enthesopathy?
Inflammation of tendon at its insertion into bone
What is the predominant cell in tendons?
Fibroblast (maintain collagen)
List clinical features of rotator cuff tear
Tenderness over shoulder/ACJ
Difficulty sleeping on side
Which imaging is the gold standard for viewing rotator cuff?
Biceps tendonopathy predominately affects which head of biceps brachii?
List clinical features of biceps tear
Anterior shoulder pain
Which part of the epicondyle is affected in Golfer’s and Tennis elbow?
Golfer = medial Tennis = lateral
Which muscles are inflamed in Golfer’s elbow?
Flexor forearm muscles
Which area is affected in De Quervain’s tenosynovitis?
First compartment of thumb (APL, EPB)
Pain over radial styloid process
What is the main conservative treatment for tendonopathies?
What are some surgical treatments for tendonopathies?