Slice, stack, and roll: A new way to build collagen scaffolds
Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have developed a novel method for fabricating collagen structures that maintains the collagen's natural strength and fiber structure, making it useful for ...
Stem cells could heal equine tendon injuries
Tendon injuries affect athletic horses at all levels. Researchers from the University of Connecticut are studying the use of stem cells in treating equine tendon injuries. Their findings were published Oct. 16 in the Journal of ...
A solo, 1600 km trek across Brooks' Range
"I've suffered so much. Why not suffer a little bit more and make it all worthwhile?" This was the mantra that saw John Cantor through his solo expedition across North America's Brooks Range.
Key component in tendon injury discovered
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found a mechanism in the leg that is crucial in preventing tendon injury in horses and human athletes.
New composite nanofibers next chapter in orthopaedic biomaterials
Bioengineered replacements for tendons, ligaments, the meniscus of the knee, and other tissues require re-creation of the exquisite architecture of these tissues in three dimensions. These fibrous, collagen-based ...
Tendons absorb shocks muscles won't handle
Anyone who has hiked down a mountain knows the soreness that comes a day or two after means the leg muscles have endured a serious workout. While the pain is real, it's not well understood how leg muscles ...
New method to grow synthetic collagen unveiled
In a significant advance for cosmetic and reconstructive medicine, scientists at Rice University have unveiled a new method for making synthetic collagen. The new material, which forms from a liquid in as ...
Doc's arthritis struggle shows illness' severity
(AP) -- Dr. Sue Zieman can almost set her watch by her disease: Twice a day, she gets a fever and the already arthritic joints in her arms and hands, legs and feet abruptly, painfully swell even more. During ...
AnatOnMe: Doctor patient communication enhanced with new Microsoft device (w/ video)
Scientists reveal new insights into tendon injury
Scientists have discovered how tendons the fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone become damaged through injury or the ageing process in what could lead to new treatments for people with tendon problems.
Biomimetic patch to be tested on tricky tendon-to-bone repairs
Two Washington University in St. Louis scientists are imitating nature as they attempt to solve one of the most difficult problems in orthopedic surgery: reattaching tendon to bone.
Early humans won at running; Neandertals won at walking
Ostriches run fast because of 'springy' tendons
Tendon problems only temporarily soothed by cortisone injections
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cortisone injections which offer short term relief for painful tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, can actually prolong the condition, a University of Queensland study has shown.