18 March 2002

The authors make a good distinction from a pathologist's persepective, but how does one distinguish clinically? particularly in the early stages? While NSAIDs might be of no benefit for tendinosis, they are extremely useful for tendonitis. What suggestions do the authors have for those in the front lines?

From many years of personal experience with thousands of "occupational athletes", the judicious, brief use of NSAIDs has not only not caused any "co-morbidity", but rather has significantly reduced both impairment and morbidity, and their often associated disability ramifications.

Dr. Gabor Lantos P.Eng MBA MD
Occupational Health Mgmt Svcs
8 King St. E. #1500, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1B5
Web: www.OCCHEALTHinc.com
e-mail: glantos@OCCHEALTHinc.com

Competing interests: None declared

Gabor Lantos, Occupational Health Physician; consultant for corporate clients

Toronto, Canada M5C 1B5

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