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Biceps femoris tendinosis in recreational, adult runners with lateral knee pain: an ultrasound investigation
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences. (Enskilt arbete)
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The knee joint is the most common site of injury in adult runners. Tendinosis in the distal biceps femoris (BF) tendon has been proposed as a possible source for lateral knee pain in running athletes, but the research in this field is limited. Objective: The objective of this descriptive clinical study was to investigate if tendinosis in the distal BF tendon, visible on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) examination, may be a source for lateral knee pain in adult, recreational long-distance runners. The secondary aim was to assess specific clinical symptoms in the subjects and compare them with the MSK US findings. Material and method: Twelve male (range 35-48 years) and five female (range 37-50 years) recreational runners with unilaterally or bilaterally symptomatic knees. In total, the material included 22 symptomatic knees. An MSK US examination of the distal BF tendon was performed by a physiotherapist on all symptomatic and non-symptomatic knees. It was followed by a standardized questionnaire and clinical examination. Results: Four male tendons and one female tendon had visible tendinosis changes on MSK US examination. The MSK US findings had a correlation of five out of five to positive iliotibial band (ITB) provocation tests but no correlation was seen between commonly used clinical tests for assessing BF tendon pain and the ultrasound findings. No asymptomatic knees had visible ultrasound findings. Conclusion: This study gives some support to the hypothesis that distal BF tendinosis may be a source for lateral knee pain in adult, recreational runners. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Tendinopathy, tendinitis, hamstrings, ITBFS, sonography
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Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-19659DiVA: diva2:532065
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Vill ej ha studien publicerad i sin helhet i Diva, i och med framtida publicering i tidsskrift.Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-08 Last updated: 2012-06-25Bibliographically approved

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