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1

What is the difference between tendonitis and tendonosis?

Tendonitis involves acute injury + inflammation
Tendonosis is chronic damage at a cellular level with no inflammation

2

What is an enthesopathy?

Inflammation of tendon at its insertion into bone

3

What is the predominant cell in tendons?

Fibroblast (maintain collagen)

4

List clinical features of rotator cuff tear

Achy pain
Tenderness over shoulder/ACJ
Difficulty sleeping on side
Painful arc

5

Which imaging is the gold standard for viewing rotator cuff?

Ultrasound

6

Biceps tendonopathy predominately affects which head of biceps brachii?

Long head

7

List clinical features of biceps tear

Anterior shoulder pain
"Snapping"
Popeye sign
Bruising

8

Which part of the epicondyle is affected in Golfer's and Tennis elbow?

Golfer = medial
Tennis = lateral

9

Which muscles are inflamed in Golfer's elbow?

Flexor forearm muscles

10

Which area is affected in De Quervain's tenosynovitis?

First compartment of thumb (APL, EPB)
Pain over radial styloid process

11

What is the main conservative treatment for tendonopathies?

Rest
Analgesia
Injections (steroid)
Splinting

12

What are some surgical treatments for tendonopathies?

Debridement
Decompression
Synovectomy
Tendon transfers/grafts