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Six weeks of intensive rehearsals for the Swan Lake ballet shows ultrasound tissue characterization changes of the Achilles tendons in dancers

Authors Charlotte Anker-Petersen, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Jarrod Antflick, Henrik Aagaard, Christopher Myers, Anders Ploug Boesen, Eleanor Boyle, Per Hölmich, Kristian Thorborg Publisher Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2021 Nov;31(11):2133-2143 Publishing detail PMID: 34407248 Abstract The objective was to investigate, first, whether six weeks of intensive ballet dance exposure is associated with structural and clinical changes in the Achilles tendon; second, the importance of…

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Characterising the proximal patellar tendon attachment and its relationship to skeletal maturity in adolescent ballet dancers

Authors Aliza Rudavsky, Jillianne Cook, Stig Peter Magnusson, Michael Kjaer, Sean Docking Publisher Muscles Ligaments Tendons J . 2017 Sep 18;7(2):306-314 Publishing detail PMID: 29264342 Abstract Background: It is unknown how and when the proximal attachment of the patellar tendon matures; puberty may be key in ensuring normal tendon formation. The aim of this study was to investigate the features…

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Proximal patellar tendon pathology can develop during adolescence in young ballet dancers-A 2-year longitudinal study

Authors A Rudavsky, J L Cook, S Docking Publisher Scand J Med Sci Sports . 2018 Sep; 28(9):2035-2041 Publishing detail PMID: 29658150 Abstract Patellar tendinopathy (tendon pain and dysfunction), or jumper's knee, is prevalent in adult jumping athletes. Pathology in the proximal patellar tendon is a key risk factor for developing patellar tendinopathy. When pathology develops in…

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Quantifying proximal patellar tendon changes during adolescence in elite ballet dancers, a 2-year study

Authors Rudavsky A, Cook J, Docking S Publisher Scand Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2018 Publishing detail PMID: 29862593 Abstract Patellar tendon pathology appears to develop in young athletes. It is not known how this tendon develops through adolescence. This longitudinal study investigated proximal patellar tendon development during the adolescent growth spurt…

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