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      Chronic achilles paratenonitis with tendinosis: an experimental model in the rabbit.

      Journal of Orthopaedic Research
      Achilles Tendon, pathology, Animals, Disease Models, Animal, Female, Male, Rabbits, Tendinopathy, complications, Tendon Injuries

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          An experimental model for inducing chronic Achilles paratenonitis with tendinosis in the rabbit is presented. Thirteen rabbits were exercised in a kicking machine producing passive flexions and extensions of the ankle joint. Active contractions of the triceps surae muscles were induced by electric stimulation via surface electrodes. The animals were exercised for 5 to 6 weeks, with a rate of 150 flexions and extensions per minute for 2 h, three times a week. Light microscopic examination showed degenerative changes of the tendon, and increased number of capillaries, infiltrates of inflammatory cells, edema, and fibrosis in the paratenon. We conclude that chronic Achilles paratenonitis with tendinosis can be experimentally induced in a standardized manner in rabbits.

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          2355294
          10.1002/jor.1100080410

          Chemistry
          Achilles Tendon,pathology,Animals,Disease Models, Animal,Female,Male,Rabbits,Tendinopathy,complications,Tendon Injuries

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