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Vol. 45. Issue 168.
Pages 259-264 (October - December 2010)
Vol. 45. Issue 168.
Pages 259-264 (October - December 2010)
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Current concepts of the pathophysiology of tendinopathies. Tissue engineering
Tomás F. Fernández Jaéna,
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, Fernando Baró Pazosb, Ascensión Fernández Jiméneza, Marta Guillén Vicentec, Pedro Guillén Garcíad
a Servicio de Medicina y Traumatología del Deporte, Clínica CEMTRO, Madrid, España
b Clínica Traumatológica, Valladolid, España
c Unidad de la Mano de la Clínica CEMTRO, Madrid, España
d Departamento de Traumatología y Cirugía Ortopédica, Clínica CEMTRO, Madrid, España
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Tendinopathy is a common condition that occurs while practising sport.

The unequal distribution of the work load throughout the tendon causes heterogeneous ruptures in extension and distribution. These ruptures start defective repair processes that produce a degenerated tendon with a change in structure and functional response to exercise.

In this article the different predisposing factors are study, along with the mechanisms of action of the chemical and cellular agents involved in the physiology of tendinopathies.

The basic components (support, cells and chemical substances) that are used for tissue engineering are also analysed, as well as the current possibilities of using the basic components, the inter-relationships between them and the current level of execution.

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