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Healing Processes of the Tendon

  • Gian Nicola Bisciotti
  • Piero VolpiEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Sports and Traumatology book series (SPORTS)

Abstract

The biological principles on which the healing process of the tendon is based are quite different from the biological principles that regulate the muscle healing process, although some aspects may be considered as similar. Especially the last stage, namely, the remodeling and maturation phases, is very different especially regarding the temporal length that in the tendon, in respect to the muscle, is much greater. However the healing process between the tendon and the muscle will not only differ in the length time. In effect, the extrinsic and intrinsic healing mechanisms are a peculiar feature of the tendon healing that have no similarity with what occurs in the muscle during its healing process. Therefore it is of fundamental importance, especially after tendon surgical treatment, to know the biological principles that guide the healing process of the tendon.

Keywords

Growth factors Angiogenesis Extrinsic healing mechanisms Intrinsic healing mechanisms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, FIFA Center of ExcellenceDohaQatar
  2. 2.Humanitas Clinical InstituteIRCCS, RozzanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.FC Internazionale Medical staffMilanItaly

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