Autologous tenocyte therapy for experimental Achilles tendinopathy in a rabbit model.

@article{Chen2011AutologousTT,
  title={Autologous tenocyte therapy for experimental Achilles tendinopathy in a rabbit model.},
  author={Jimin M Chen and Qian Yu and B Wu and Zhen Lin and Nathan Pavlos and Jiake Xu and Hongwei Ouyang and Allan Wang and Ming H. Zheng},
  journal={Tissue engineering. Part A},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 15-16},
  pages={2037-48}
}
BACKGROUND Tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon is a chronic degenerative condition that frequently does not respond to treatment. In the current study, we propose that autologous tenocytes therapy (ATT) is effective in treating tendon degeneration in a collagenase-induced rabbit Achilles tendinopathy model. METHODS Chronic tendinopathy was created in the left Achilles tendon of 44 rabbits by an intratendonous injection of type I collagenase. Forty-two rabbits were randomly allocated into… CONTINUE READING