University of Delaware assistant professor Karin Grävare Silbernagel (Physical Therapy) received a five-year, $2.3 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study Achilles tendinopathy. This overuse injury is most prevalent in active individuals between the ages of 35 and 55, but occurs in people of all ages and activity levels.
Silbernagel’s relentless research focus is to find more efficient, individualized treatment for tendon injuries. This R01 study will be the first-ever to evaluate possible recovery differences between males and females with Achilles tendinopathy — focusing on tendon structure and mechanical properties, along with symptomatic and functional recovery. Read the full article on UDaily.