Effect of vascular endothelial growth factor on rat Achilles tendon healing.

@article{Zhang2003EffectOV,
  title={Effect of vascular endothelial growth factor on rat Achilles tendon healing.},
  author={Feng Zhang and Hao Liu and Frank L Stile and M F Lei and Yi Pang and Tanya M Oswald and Joel B Beck and Wanda A Dorsett-Martin and William Charles Lineaweaver},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1613-9}
}
This study evaluated the effect of exogenous vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on tendon healing and regulation of other growth factors in a rat Achilles tendon model. Fifty Sprague-Dawley rats were used. In the experimental group, the left Achilles tendon was transected and repaired with the modified Kessler suture technique, and the right Achilles tendon was transected and repaired with resection of plantaris tendon. VEGF, 100 mul (50 mug/ml), was injected into each tendon at the… CONTINUE READING