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Increased damaged fibers (echo-type III and IV) of both tendons were found among the control group, yet not among soldiers who performed prevention exercises.

Authors Silvia Ortega Cebrian, Ramon Navarro, Sergi Seda, Sebastià Salas Publisher International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) Nov. 2021 18(22):12156 Publishing detail PMID: 34831912 Abstract Background: While there is evidence that tendon adapts to training load, structural alterations in the patellar tendon in response to training loads are still unclear. The aim…

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Achilles Tendon and Patellar Tendon Structure in Combat Soldiers Following Prevention Exercises

Authors Nili Steinberg, PhD, Shani Funk, MSc, Aviva Zeev, MSc, Gordon Waddington, PhD, Shany Svorai-Litvak, MD, Michal Pantanowitz, PhD Publisher Military Medicine, Volume 188, Issue 3-4, March-April 2023, Pages 678–688. Publishing detail PMID: 35134964 Abstract Introduction: Military training that increases physical stress on musculoskeletal morphology also increases the risk of orthopedic injuries. Somatosensory prevention programs…

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Intra- and Inter-Rater Reliability of Processing Ultrasound Tissue Characterization Scans in Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy

Authors Marc Adriaan Paantjens, Pieter Herman Helmhout, Fransiscus Jacobus Gerardus Backx, Meindert Thomas Annechien Willibrord Martens, Joeri Paulus Adrianus van Dongen, Eric Wilhelmus Petrus Bakker Publisher Hindawi Translational Sports Medicine Volume 2022, Publishing detail LINK Download here: PDF Abstract Purpose. Ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC) is used to visualize and quantify the Achilles tendon structure.…

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Achilles and patellar tendon structure following a prevention program in male combat soldiers

Authors Nili Steinberg, Michal Pantanowitz, Aviva Zeev, Shani Svorai Band, Shany Funk, Dan Nemet Publisher Phys Sportsmed. 2022 Dec;50(6):531-540. Publishing detail PMID: 34488525 Abstract Objectives: The aims of the study were to compare the prevalence of soldiers with musculoskeletal symptoms between soldiers that participated in a prevention program (INT) and a control group (CONT);…

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The Influence of a 14-Week Infantry Commanders Courses on the Achilles Tendon and Patellar Tendon Structure

Authors Steinberg N, Funk S, Svorai-Band S, Yavnai N, Pantanowitz M, Zeev A, Dar G Publisher Mil Med. 2021 Feb 3:usab019. Publishing detail PMID: 33533888 Abstract Introduction: Alternated tendon structure may raise stress to the musculoskeletal structures and may increase the potential for overuse injury. Screening the tendon structure of soldiers pre- and post-participation in…

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Can Achilles and patellar tendon structures predict musculoskeletal injuries in combat soldiers?

Authors Nili Steinberg, Michal Pantanowitz, Shany Funk, Shani Svorai Band, Gordon Waddington, Nirit Yavnai, Aviva Zeev Publisher Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. 2021;35-1;205-214. Publishing detail PMID: 32885496 Abstract Aiming to investigate whether Achilles tendon (AT) structure and patellar tendon (PT) structure are risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries in combat soldiers,…

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