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Intense pulsed light treatment of chronic mid-body Achilles tendinopathy: A double blind randomised placebo-controlled trial.

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We conducted a randomised controlled trial to determine whether active intense pulsed light (IPL) is an effective treatment for patients with chronic mid-body Achilles tendinopathy. A total of 47 patients were randomly assigned to three weekly therapeutic or placebo IPL treatments. The primary outcome measure was the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment - Achilles (VISA-A) score. Secondary outcomes were a visual analogue scale for pain (VAS) and the Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS)....

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Journal:
bone and joint journal
Volume:
95-B
Issue:
4
Pages:
504-509
Publication date:
2013-04-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2049-4408
ISSN:
2049-4394
Source identifiers:
403997
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:403997
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uuid:02dc0d98-fd32-4da9-b9f2-70286888cc80
Local pid:
pubs:403997
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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