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

Mechanical Properties of Muscles and Tendons in Asymptomatic Individuals with Generalized Joint Hypermobility

SUMMARY Background. The purpose of the present study was to investigate changes in mechanical properties of muscles and tendons in asymptomatic individuals with generalized joint hypermobility (GJH). Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 126 participants aged 19-40 years. The Beighton score was used to determine whether the participants had GJH. An experienced physiotherapist screened … Continued

Comparison of ultrasound-guided versus blind interventions for supraspinatus tendinopathy: a cadaveric study

Background. The treatment of supraspinatus tendinopathy remains a challenge for the health professional. This study aims to analyze the precision of needle interventions in lesions of the supraspinatus tendon when conducting them in an ultrasound-guided or non-ultrasound guided (blind) manner. Methods. Study on cadaver with infiltrations performed under ultrasound control or blind after randomization of … Continued

The efficacy of bi-component carboxymethylcellulose-polysaccharide B as a hemostatic and anti-adherent agent at the tibial insertion of the hamstring tendons after reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament

Objective. The objective of this study is to evaluate and compare hemostatic and anti-adherent efficacy of the bi-component carboxymethylcellulose polysaccharide B to the standard of electocauterization at the gracilis and semitendinosis harvest site in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Methods. In this randomized control trial, 32 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction were randomly divided … Continued