Botox can conquer runner's knee
RUNNER'S knee can be effectively treated with a botulinum toxin injection, a study shows.
UK researchers administered ultrasound-guided injections of Dysport, a botulinum toxin type A, into the tensor fascia lata of 45 patients who had experienced lateral patellofemoral overload syndrome for more than three months and who had abnormalities on MRI.
About 70% of the patients needed no further medical intervention and reported complete pain relief five years later, the authors say.
This compares with 80%