Lauren Jozsa

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We evaluated specimens obtained from the biopsy of spontaneously ruptured tendons in 891 patients who were treated between 1968 and 1989. The specimens, which were removed at the time of repair, included 397 Achilles tendons, 302 biceps brachii tendons, forty extensor pollicis longus tendons, eighty-two quadriceps tendons and patellar ligaments, and seventy(More)
Tendon injuries and other tendon disorders represent a common diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in sports medicine, resulting in chronic and long-lasting problems. Tissue degeneration is a common finding in many sports-related tendon complaints. In the great majority of spontaneous tendon ruptures, chronic degenerative changes are seen at the rupture(More)
During the last few decades, the incidence of tendon ruptures has increased in civilized countries. Our material comprises 749 patients who had 832 tendon ruptures treated surgically between 1972 and 1985. There were no competitive athletes among the patients studied. There were 292 single ruptures of the Achilles tendon, 274 of the proximal biceps brachii,(More)
The three-dimensional ultrastructure of human tendons has been studied. Epitenon and peritenon consist of a dense network of longitudinal, oblique and transversal collagen fibrils crossing the tendon fibres. The internal structure of tendon fibres is also complex. The collagen fibrils are oriented not only longitudinally but also transversely and(More)
The effect of tenotomy and of immobilisation in lengthened and shortened positions on the intramuscular connective tissue of the calf muscles of the rat was studied morphometrically and with a scanning electron microscope. Both tenotomy and immobilisation produced a marked increase in both the endomysial and the perimysial collagen networks, with a(More)
A spontaneous rupture of a tendon may be defined as a rupture that occurs during movement and activity, that should not and usually does not damage the involved musculotendinous units (1). Spontaneous tendon ruptures were uncommon before the 1950s. Böhler found only 25 Achilles tendon ruptures in Wien between 1925 and 1948 (2). Mösender & Klatnek treated 20(More)
Disuse is associated with bone loss, which may not be recoverable. It is not known whether intensified remobilization is beneficial in restoring disuse-related bone loss nor if any such benefit would depend upon continuing mobilization for its maintenance. After an immobilization period of 3 weeks, the effects of free remobilization (11 weeks), and low-and(More)
Behavioral training has been shown to induce synaptic plasticity in both intact and injured animals. Because of the possibility that the adaptive changes after ischemic damage may make the brain more malleable to behavioral training, we examined the effects of complex environment (EC) housing and exercise (EX) after global cerebral ischemia on synaptic(More)
After 3 wk of immobilization, the effects of free cage activity and low- and high-intensity treadmill running (8 wk) on the morphology and histochemistry of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles in male Sprague-Dawley rats were investigated. In both muscles, immobilization produced a significant (P < 0.001) increase in the mean percent area of intramuscular(More)