Achilles tendinopathy is a relatively common condition in active individuals and athletes, with a lifetime prevalence of 6%. Tendinopathies (particularly those affecting the Achilles) tend to be sub-grouped based on their location of either midportion or insertional. Midportion Achilles tendinopathies account for 55-60% of diagnoses while insertional diagnoses account for 20-25%. Insertional Achilles tendinopathies (IAT) can occur alone or in combination with midportion tendinopathies.
IATs are more likely to occur in older patients, retired athletes, less athletic or overweight individuals. IAT generally affects the interface between the tendon and the bone as well as adjacent structures such as the retrocalcaneal bursa. As such, proper treatment requires accurate differential diagnosis to eliminate non-tendinopathic conditions.
The purpose of this article was to collect and present the latest evidence regarding diagnosis and treatment of IAT…LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS REVIEW!
“Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy – Overview”
This paper was published in the Journal of ISAKOS (2019) and this Review is posted in Recent Reviews, Ankle-Foot, Tendinopathy and the 2019 Archive.
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