Surgery

ACL reconstruction goes under the microscope

You don't have to be an avid sports fan to recognize the term "ACL injury." Damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)—a tendon in the knee—is prevalent even among amateur sports players, and treatment often requires ...

Medical research

Using a robotic shoulder to grow tendon tissue

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and Devanthro GmbH has modified a robot shoulder to serve as a stretching mechanism in an effort to grow useful human tendon tissue. In their paper published in the journal ...

Surgery

Repairing tendons with silk proteins

Just mentioning a ruptured Achilles tendon would make anyone wince. Tendon injuries are well known for their lengthy, difficult and often incomplete healing processes. Sudden or repetitive motion, experienced by athletes ...

Surgery

Heal Thyself: Most who tear Achilles tendon can skip surgery

It's a weekend warrior's nightmare. You're playing hoops in the driveway and go up for a lay-up. You land and hear a pop: you've torn your Achilles tendon. Do you have surgery or hope it heals with just a cast and rehab? ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Scientists unveil the enigma of the vulnerability of Achilles tendon

In the human body, there is a soft spot—the Achilles tendon. As its name suggests, the Achilles tendon is one of the most powerful and fragile tendons in the body. The Achilles tendon can endure a load close to 8 times ...

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