Regenerative Medicine for Tendinous and Ligamentous Injuries of Sport Horses

Authors: 
Lisa A. Fortier DVM, PhD and Roger K.W. Smith MA, VetMB, DEO, MRCVS, PhD
Volume: 
24
Number: 
Pages: 
191-201
Journal: 
Veterinary Clinics Equine Practice
Date: 
2008

After tendon injury, the scar tissue that replaces the damaged tendon results in a substantial risk for reinjury. The goal of regenerative therapies is to restore normal structural architecture and biomechanical function to an injured tissue. Successful restoration processes for any tissue are thought to recapitulate those of development, in which there are spatial and temporal interactions between scaffold, growth factors, and cell populations.