Published Papers

Masci et al (2006) Use of the one‐legged hyperextension test and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of active spondylolysis. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Nov; 40(11): 940–946.

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Alfredson H, Masci L, Ohberg L. Partial mid-portion Achilles tendon ruptures: new sonographic findings helpful for diagnosis. Br J Sports Med. 2011 Apr;45(5):429-32. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.067298. Epub 2009 Nov 27.

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Alfredson H, Masci L. Promising results using a simple rehabilitation program to treat partial ruptures in the Achilles midportion. Pure Sports Medicine, London, UK. doi: 10.5430/jbgc.v3n4p47. Epub 2013 Jul 10.

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Masci et al (2015) Achilles tendinopathy—do plantaris tendon removal and Achilles tendon scraping improve tendon structure? A prospective study using ultrasound tissue characterisation. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med 2015;1:e000005. doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000005

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Masci et al (2016) How to diagnose plantaris tendon involvement in midportion Achilles tendinopathy - clinical and imaging findings. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016; 17: 97.

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Spang C, Alfredson H, Docking S, Masci L, Andersson G. (2016) The plantaris tendon A Narrative review focusing on anatomical features and clinical importance. Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:1312–19.

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Lee W, Zhang Z, Masci L, Ng GYC, Fu FU. Alterations in mechanical properties of the patellar tendon is associated with pain in athletes with patellar tendinopathy. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2017 May;117(5):1039-1045

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Smith J, Alfredson H, Masci L, Sellon J, Woods C. (2017) Differential plantaris-Achilles tendon motion: A Sonographic and Cadaveric investigation. PM&R. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.10.013

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Lee W, Zhang Z, Malliaris P, Masci L, Ng GYC, Fu FU. (2017) Changes on Tendon Stiffness and Clinical Outcomes in Athletes Are Associated with Patellar Tendinopathy After Eccentric Exercise. Clin J Sport Med. Dec 19. 10.1097/JSM.000000000000056

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Smith J, Alfredson H, Masci L, Sellon J, Woods C. (2018). Sonographically Guided Plantaris Tendon Release: A Cadaveric Validation Study. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.05.02

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Stephen J, Marsland M, Masci L, Calder J (2018). Differential motion and compression between Plantaris and Achilles Tendons: A Contributing Factor to Midportion Achilles tendinopathy. AJSM. 2018;46(4):955–960

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Orchard J, Saw R, Masci L. (2018). The use of Ultrasound-guided injections for tendinopathies. Current Radiology Reports. October, 6:38

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Andrew J Goldberg, Razi Zaidi, Deirdre Brooking, Louise Kim, Michelle Korda, Lorenzo Masci, Ruth Green, Paul O'Donnell, Roger Smith. (2018). Autologous Stem Cells in Achilles Tendinopathy (ASCAT): protocol for a phase IIA, single-centre, proof-of-concept study.

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Masci L, Alfredson H, Spang C. Planters tendons and associations with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. Is the planters tendon a contributing factor in mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy? https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apunts.2018.11.003

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Alfredson H and Masci L. Can a normal Achilles tendon rupture? 4 cases in rugby players examined with UTC. Rheumatol Orthop Med, 2019 https://oatext.com/can-a-normal-achilles-tendon-rupture-4-cases-in-rugby-players-examined-with-utc.php


Alfredson H and Masci L. Partial ruptures and bone pathology in Patellar Tendinopathy-ultrasound and surgical findings. Rheumatol Orthop Med, 2019 https://www.oatext.com/partial-ruptures-and-bone-pathology-in-patellar-tendinopathy-ultrasound-and-surgical-findings.php

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Malagelada F , Stephen F, Dalmau‐Pastor M, Masci L, Yeh, Vega F and Calder. Pressure changes in the Kager fat pad at the extremes of ankle motion suggest a potential role in Achilles tendinopathy. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-019-05585-1


Gil Rodas, Robert Soler, Ramón Balius, Xavier Alomar, Xavier Peirau, Mercedes Alberca, Ana Sánchez, Javier García Sancho, Clementina Rodellar, Antonio Romero, Lorenzo Masci1, Lluís Orozco and Nicola Maffulli 11,12,13*

Autologous bone marrow expanded mesenchymal stem cells in patellar tendinopathy: protocol for a phase I/II, single-centre, randomized with active control PRP, double-blinded clinical trial

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (2019) 14:441 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-019-1477-2

Official reference - Rodas, G., Soler, R., Balius, R. et al. Autologous bone marrow expanded mesenchymal stem cells in patellar tendinopathy: protocol for a phase I/II, single-centre, randomized with active control PRP, double-blinded clinical trial. J Orthop Surg Res 14, 441 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13018-019-1477-2