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Clin Sports Med. 2003 Oct;22(4):675-92.

Types and epidemiology of tendinopathy.

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Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QB, UK.


During the last few decades, the role of sports and physical activity has become more and more important in all modern communities. The risk of tendon injury has thus increased, and prevention has become important. Epidemiologic studies are important when planning prevention programs for tendon injuries. Because of individual sport cultures and different sport habits in different countries, national epidemiologic studies are of importance in each individual country.

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