The vasculature and its role in the damaged and healing tendon

Fenwick, Steven A., Hazleman, Brian L. and Riley, Graham P. ORCID: (2002) The vasculature and its role in the damaged and healing tendon. Arthritis Research, 4 (4). ISSN 1465-9913

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Tendon pathology has many manifestations, from spontaneous rupture to chronic tendinitis or tendinosis; the etiology and pathology of each are very different, and poorly understood. Tendon is a comparatively poorly vascularised tissue that relies heavily upon synovial fluid diffusion to provide nutrition. During tendon injury, as with damage to any tissue, there is a requirement for cell infiltration from the blood system to provide the necessary reparative factors for tissue healing. We describe in this review the response of the vasculature to tendon damage in a number of forms, and how and when the revascularisation or neovascularisation process occurs. We also include a section on the revascularisation of tendon during its use as a tendon graft in both ligament reconstruction and tendon–tendon grafting.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Musculoskeletal Medicine
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Cells and Tissues
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 13:38
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2023 00:15
DOI: 10.1186/ar416

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