Global Research Trends in Tendon Stem Cells from 1991 to 2020: A Bibliometric and Visualized Study

Huibin Long, Ziyang Yuan, Heyong Yin, Bo Yang, Ai Guo, Alessandro Faroni
2022 Stem Cells International  
Background. Tendinopathy is a disabling musculoskeletal disorder affecting the athletics and general populations. There have been increased studies using stem cells in treating tendon diseases. The aim of this bibliometric and visualized study is to comprehensively investigate the current status and global trends of research in tendon stem cells. Methods. Publications related to tendon stem cells from 1991 to 2020 were retrieved from Web of Science and then indexed using a bibliometric
more » ... gy. VOSviewer software was used to conduct the visualized study, including coauthorship, cocitation, and cooccurrence analysis and to analyze the publication trends of research in tendon stem cells. Results. In total, 2492 articles were included and the number of publications increased annually worldwide. The United States made the largest contribution to this field, with the most publications (938 papers, 37.64%), citation frequency (68,195 times), and the highest H -index (103). The most contributive institutions were University of Pittsburgh (96 papers), Zhejiang University (70 papers), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong (both 64 papers). The Journal of Orthopaedic Research published the most relative articles. Studies could be classified into five clusters: "Animal study," "Tissue engineering," "Clinical study," "Mechanism research," and "Stem cells research", which show a balanced development trend. Conclusion. Publications on tendon stem cells may reached a platform based on current global trends. According to the inherent changes of hotspots in each cluster and the possibilities of cross-research, the research in tendon stem cells may exist a balanced development trend.
doi:10.1155/2022/7937765 pmid:35765660 pmcid:PMC9233735 fatcat:ys2ekptpbja6tdaqssqz7uk2vy