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Description: Even the super-fit David Beckham knows the pain of a tendon injury, finding himself on the back foot for six months in 2010Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have come up with a new method to help those suffering from torn tendons or ligaments.  Their approach involves creating composite nanofibrous scaffolds which can guide cells in how to lay down new tissue.  These findings were developed by professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering Robert Mauck and graduate student Brendon Baker, PhD.  “This approach transforms what was once an interesting biomaterials phenomenon – cells on the surface of nanofibrous mats – into a method by which functional, three-dimensional tissues can be formed” said Mauck.  Their materials are being tested in a model of meniscus repair and other orthopedic uses.  

According to the article by Eddie Warenn, this new artificial tendon can bring a halt to long periods of recovery time of those of suffer injuries like knee tears, rotator cuff injuries and Achilles tendon ruptures. If you suffer from a similar injury of the foot or ankle it is best to seek the help of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics can examine your injury and recommend appropriate treatment options.  

What is the Achilles Tendon?

The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can cause severe difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.

What are the symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?

There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.

For more information on symptoms and treatments options for your Achilles tendon injury please visit link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment services for all your foot needs.

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