Surgery

Researchers identify factor essential for tendon growth

Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is essential for allowing tendons to adapt to physical activity and grow properly, according to basic science research by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). The findings ...

Medical research

Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons

When tendons get irritated it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis—a common class of sports and workplace injuries—which is also common in older individuals. It can take many weeks of rest for tendon irritation ...

Health

Avoiding overuse wrist injuries

It may seem hard to believe, considering that you use your hands and wrists to do almost everything, but some of the most common wrist injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive motion. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic ...

Cardiology

Achilles tendon may be window into heart disease severity

For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research suggests.

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