Histopathology of Common Tendinopathies

@article{Khan1999HistopathologyOC,
  title={Histopathology of Common Tendinopathies},
  author={Karim M. Khan and Jill L. Cook and Fiona Bonar and Peter Rex Harcourt and Mats {\AA}strom},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={27},
  pages={393-408}
}
Tendon disorders are a major problem for participants in competitive and recreational sports. [...] Key Result These changes are accompanied by the increasingly conspicuous presence of cells within the tendon tissue, most of which have a fibroblastic or myofibroblastic appearance (smooth muscle actin is demonstrated using an avidin biotin technique). Maximal cellular proliferation is accompanied by prominent capillary proliferation and a tendency for discontinuity of collagen fibres in this area.Expand
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