The effect of the local corticosteroids on the healing and biomechanical properties of the partially injured tendon

G Kapetanos
Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research 1982, (163): 170-9
The effects of repeated small doses of local corticosteroid into tendons on healing, formation of adhesions, and the biomechanical properties were investigated in 20 New Zealand rabbits. There were significant decreases in tendon weight (13%), amount of adhesions (66%), load to failure (29.8%), and energy to failure (67.16%) in the cortisone group compared to the saline group. There were no significant differences in healing and strain-elongation of the tendons in the two groups.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"