Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Rabbit Flexor Tendons in Response to Intratendinous Injection of Adipose Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction

Mehdi Behfar, Farshid Sarrafzadeh-Rezaei, Rahim Hobbenaghi, Nowruz Delirezh, Bahram Dalir-Naghadeh
2012 Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy  
Tendon injuries are notorious for slow and functionally inferior healing. It is claimed that cell-based therapy would result in faster and more efficient healing of injured tissues with less postoperative complications. Given the limitations associated with ex vivo cellular expansion, we tried to evaluate the possible effects of intratendinous injection of adipose derived stromal vascular fraction on mechanical properties of tendon repair.
doi:10.2174/157488812799859874 pmid:22329584 fatcat:r5c3gov4v5dttifrlnx77rcutu