Increased expression of transforming growth factor-beta1 in patellar tendinosis.

@article{Fu2002IncreasedEO,
  title={Increased expression of transforming growth factor-beta1 in patellar tendinosis.},
  author={S. C. Fu and Wen Wang and Hon Man Pau and Yim Ping Wong and Kai-ming Chan and Christer Gustav Rolf},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2002},
  volume={400},
  pages={
          174-83
        }
}
Patellar tendinosis is characterized by longstanding localized and activity-related pain, swelling and tenderness on palpation, and characteristic features on magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography and during surgical excision. Histologic examination of tendinosis tissues shows disrupted collagen matrix, increased cellularity, and increased proteoglycan stainability, but lack of inflammatory cell infiltration despite the clinical signs resembling inflammation. Disturbances in… CONTINUE READING
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