Conservative treatment in patellar tendinopathy

What is the evidence?

This review found only low to very low quality evidence to support the short- and medium- term effect of exercise, dry needling, and iontophoresis for patellar tendinopathy (PT).

The authors warn that the available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have major methodological shortcomings and that well-designed trials with pain and function as primary outcomes are urgently needed.


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