Patient Body Mass Index Has No Direct Effect on The Characteristics of Primary Tenocytes Derived from Torn Rotator Cuffs

SUMMARY Background. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of rotator cuff tears and impaired tendon healing after surgery. This study aimed: 1) to investigate the influence of patient body mass index (BMI) on cellular function in tenocytes derived from diseased torn human rotator cuff; 2) to determine if BMI altered the response of tenocytes to tenogenic growth factors. … Continued

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use and Recovery after Achilles Tendon Rupture

Background. The effect of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on recovery after Achilles tendon rupture is unknown. This is the first study examining the relationship between NSAID use and recovery after Achilles tendon rupture in humans. Methods. Adult patients presenting between 01/01/14 and 03/30/2018 with acute Achilles tendon rupture were asked to complete a survey in … Continued