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The Effect of the Plantaris Tendon on Achilles Tendinopathy

Authors Stefan Wever, Jarrod Antflick & James Calder  Publisher The Achilles Tendon Pathology, Treatment and Rehabilitation, 2023-pp 23–31 Publishing detail LINK Abstract Knowledge regarding the plantaris tendon and its involvement in midportion Achilles tendinopathy has evolved over the last decade. Various mechanisms have been proposed, including mechanical frictional syndrome, insertional variations with differential traction, and intrinsic tendon…

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Plantaris Excision and Ventral Paratendinous Scraping for Achilles Tendinopathy in an Athletic Population

Authors Bedi HS, Jowett C, Ristanis S, Docking S, Cook J Publisher Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr;37(4):386-393. Publishing detail PMID: 26637273 Abstract Background: Achilles tendinopathy is a frequent problem in high-level athletes. Recent research has proposed a combined etiologic role for the plantaris tendon and neovascularization. Both pathologies can be observed on ultrasound…

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How to diagnose plantaris tendon involvement in midportion Achilles tendinopathy – clinical and imaging findings

Authors Masci L, Spang C, van Schie HT, Alfredson H Publisher BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016;17:97. Publishing detail PMID: 26912241 Download here: PDF Abstract Background The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate if clinical assessment, Ultrasound + Colour Doppler (US + CD) and Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation (UTC) can be useful in detecting plantaris tendon involvement in patients with…

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