Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Achilles Tendinopathy

Principal investigator: Hazel SCREEN
Funding source(s): KTA Scheme 3
 Start: 01-05-2011  /  End: 30-04-2012
 Amount: £30,000
Directly incurred staff: Charlotte Waugh
Shockwave therapy has been reported to be successful in the treatment of tendinopathy. However, there is little information concerning how it may treat the condition. This project used microdialysis to investigate the cellular response to shockwave therapy in healthy and tendinopathic tendons, highlighting how the treatment initiates an inflammatory response, which may be critical for tendon repair