Biologics in Achilles tendon healing and repair: a review.

@article{Shapiro2015BiologicsIA,
  title={Biologics in Achilles tendon healing and repair: a review.},
  author={Evan Shapiro and Daniel Anthony Grande and Mark C. Drakos},
  journal={Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={9-17}
}
Injuries of the Achilles tendon are relatively common with potentially devastating outcomes. Healing Achilles tendons form a fibrovascular scar resulting in a tendon which may be mechanically weaker than the native tendon. The resulting strength deficit causes a high risk for reinjury and other complications. Treatments using biologics aim to restore the normal properties of the native tendon and reduce the risk of rerupture and maximize tendon function. The purpose of this review was to… CONTINUE READING
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