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Teaming up to beat tendon pain: clinical and research excellence own the podium at ISTS (International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium)
  1. Patrik Danielson1,
  2. Alex Scott2
  1. 1 Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Anatomy, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
  2. 2 Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Patrik Danielson Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Anatomy, Umeå University, Umeå SE-90187, Sweden; patrik.danielson{at}

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If you are someone who attends to tendons, you may have noticed that until recently there has not been a regular forum for clinicians and basic scientists to meet the sole purpose of discussing tendinopathy pathology and management. This situation changed in 2010, when the 1st International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium (ISTS) was held in Umeå, Sweden. The symposium brought together some of the ‘top dogs’ of tendinopathy research and clinical practice. Over 100 physiotherapists, sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and basic scientists converged in northern Sweden; they represented eleven countries and four continents. Led on by the fruitful discussions of the symposium—held under the theme …

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