A critical appraisal of "Effectiveness of progressive tendon-loading exercise therapy in patients with patellar tendinopathy: a randomised clinical trial"
The goal of this paper is to present an appraisal of a research study conducted by Dr. Stephan Breda and other authors at a university medical center in the Netherlands. It was published in 2020 by the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This study compared progressive tendon-loading exercises (PTLE) to eccentric exercise therapy (EET) in the treatment of athletes with patellar tendinopathy. In this paper, each section of the research study is both summarized and critiqued. This includes the introduction, methods, results, and discussion. The clinical applications and relevance of the research are also discussed. Finally, this paper concludes with a summary of PTLE and EET as well as the future usage of these methods of treatment.