News tagged with achilles tendon

High-strain tendons repair less frequently

In a discovery that seems counterintuitive, a study appearing in the May 21st Journal of Biological Chemistry has found that tendons in high-stress and strain areas, like the Achilles tendon, actually repair themselves less f ...

dateMay 25, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Platelet-rich plasma: Does it work?

Platelet -rich plasma (PRP) is currently used as an alternative treatment method for several common orthopaedic-related sports medicine conditions. According to a new study in the October issue of the Journal of the American Ac ...

dateOct 01, 2009 in Other
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Surgery may not be necessary for Achilles tendon rupture

The two ends of a ruptured Achilles tendon are often stitched together before the leg is put in plaster, in order to reduce the risk of the tendon rupturing again. However, Katarina Nilsson Helander, MD, PhD at the Sahlgrenska ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Other
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