Compression therapy promotes proliferative repair during rat Achilles tendon immobilization.

@article{Schizas2010CompressionTP,
  title={Compression therapy promotes proliferative repair during rat Achilles tendon immobilization.},
  author={Nikos Schizas and Jian Li and Therese M.‐L Andersson and Anna Fahlgren and Per Aspenberg and Mahmood Othman Ahmed and Paul W Ackermann},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={852-8}
}
Achilles tendon ruptures are treated with an initial period of immobilization, which obstructs the healing process partly by a reduction of blood circulation. Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) has been proposed to enhance tendon repair by stimulation of blood flow. We hypothesized that daily IPC treatment can counteract the deficits caused by 2 weeks of immobilization post tendon rupture. Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley SD) rats, all subjected to blunt Achilles tendon transection, were… CONTINUE READING