Is the tendon embryogenesis process resurrected during tendon healing?

John Ingraham, Randy Hauck, H. Paul Ehrlich

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

38 Scopus citations

Abstract

The process of embryonic tendon development, including the nature and purpose of collagen fibril segments, is reviewed. It is proposed that tendon fibrillogenesis of repair is related to the fibrillogenesis of tendon embryonic development. The assembly of collagen fibril segment units into longer fibers occurs on the surface of tendon fibroblasts in embryonic tendon development. The biochemist's view of tendon healing, whereby the spontaneous polymerization of tropocollagen monomers regenerates lost tendon collagen fibers, needs to be reconsidered. Furthermore, the importance of direct fibroblast involvement in collagen fiber reassembly during tendon healing needs to be studied in tendon intrinsic regenerative repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)844-854
Number of pages11
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Is the tendon embryogenesis process resurrected during tendon healing?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this