Fine structural alterations of collagen fibers in degenerative tendinopathy

  title={Fine structural alterations of collagen fibers in degenerative tendinopathy},
  author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} J{\'o}zsa and B. J. B{\'a}lint and Antal R{\'e}ffy and Z. Demel},
  journal={Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery},
Fine structural alterations of collagen fibers were analyzed in 29 ruptured tendons. The most frequent alterations were longitudinal splitting, disintegration, angulation, and the so-called “Knickdeformation” of the collagen fibers. All these phenomena were considered to be the consequences of stress fatigue and mechanical injuries of fibers. In 29 rupturierten Sehnen wurden ultrastrukturelle Abweichungen der Kollagenfasern gefunden. Am häufigsten kamen longitudinale Auffaserungen des… CONTINUE READING


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