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Exercise, orthoses and splinting for treating Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review with meta-analysis
  1. Fiona Wilson1,
  2. Margaret Walshe2,
  3. Tom O’Dwyer1,
  4. Kathleen Bennett3,
  5. David Mockler4,
  6. Christopher Bleakley5
  1. 1 School of Medicine, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2 Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  3. 3 RCSI Population and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  4. 4 John Stearne Library, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  5. 5 Department of Physical Therapy, Congdon School of Health Sciences, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fiona Wilson, School of Medicine, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8,Ireland; wilsonf{at}tcd.ie

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  • Contributors FW conducted the literature search, extracted and analysed data, synthesised findings and constructed the manuscript. MW and CB assisted in data extraction, analysis and synthesis and contributed to the final manuscript. DM constructed and executed searches. KB advised on statistical analysis and TO’D constructed and edited the manuscript.

  • Funding This review was supported by the National Institute for Health Research via Cochrane Infrastructure funding to the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group.

  • Disclaimer The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Systematic Reviews Programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors FW conducted the literature search, extracted and analysed data, synthesised findings and constructed the manuscript. MW and CB assisted in data extraction, analysis and synthesis and contributed to the final manuscript. DM constructed and executed searches. KB advised on statistical analysis and TO’D constructed and edited the manuscript.

  • Funding This review was supported by the National Institute for Health Research via Cochrane Infrastructure funding to the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group.

  • Disclaimer The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Systematic Reviews Programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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