ICON 2019: International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium Consensus: Clinical Terminology

Scott A, Squier K, Alfredson H, Bahr R, Cook JL, Coombes B, de Vos RJ, Fu SN, Grimaldi A, Lewis JS, Maffulli N, Magnusson SP, Malliaras P, Mc Auliffe S, Oei EHG, Purdam CR, Rees JD, Rio EK5, Gravare Silbernagel K, Speed C, Weir A, Wolf JM, van den Akker-Scheek I, Vicenzino BT, Zwerver J. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Aug 9. pii: bjsports-2019-100885. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-100885. [Epub ahead of print]

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A group of international clinical and research experts from different disciplines presents a consensus in terminology for persistent tendon disorders. A Delphi and consensus process was finalized at a face-to-face meeting at the 5th International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium. Seven key definitions are summarized in a box. Most notably that “tendinopathy is the preferred term for persistent tendon pain and loss of function related to mechanical loading.”

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