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What is this study on the efficacy of tenocyte therapy?

There's no way to be sure from such scant information, but it would quite possibly be this one: Autologous Tenocyte Implantation in Patients With Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy (ATI)
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Does astaxanthin help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

Source 3 is a book sponsered by Cyanotech Corporation claiming beneficial effects for the human health using Astaxanthin. The author is employee of Cyanotech Corporation. There is a small chapter ...
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Why can't artificial tendons withstand heavy lifting?

I am sensing some mix up here. Your are asking about artificial tendons but your quote is stating about joint replacements. Basically your equating apples and oranges. Joint replacements or joint ...
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Why aren't tendons affected by chronic tendinopathy replaced by artificial tendons?

Tendons don't usually get replaced because there is tendon repair surgery instead. Getting your tendon (or any body part for that matter) replaced by an artificial tendon usually takes longer to ...
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Why do tendons become less flexible with age?

As you grow older, your tendons become more rigid and brittle. This is probably because of decrease in the water content of tendons, which is one of the reasons why tendons are flexible. This decrease ...
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What stretches are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male to prevent tendon injuries?

If the purpose is to prevent tendon injuries, then stretching is not really an effective solution. This article took a look at nearly 2000 articles in Embase and PubMed, and distilled down to 10 ...
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Why does tendon overuse sometimes evolve into a tendinitis and sometimes evolve into a tendinosis?

Here's my (non professional take), from reading and listening to Jill Cook and Steven Low: TL;DR: Tendonitis/tendinosis are obsolete terms. If someone uses them, they are probably 10 or more years ...
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Does ingesting nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplements have a deleterious effect on tendons?

There is no data to suggest that is the case. The placebo controlled safety study https://www.nature.com/articles/s41514-017-0016-9 found no differences in musculoskeletal adverse side effects ...
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Are there any issues with missing this hand tendon?

That tendon is attached to palmaris longus muscles, a muscle that some people lack. There are absolutely no functional differences between people that have it and those who don't. Check the wikipedia ...
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Why do doctors use tendon instead of ligament in key-hole surgery?

Graham Chiu put it very well: "Where would you get a ligament from that isn't going to make you worse off?" We rely on our ligaments for the structural stability of our skeleton. This supersedes the ...
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How can an MRI influence the treatment in case of an elbow tendinopathy?

I think it is mainly due to the evidence indicating poor accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) of conventional MRI. It means that false-positive or false-negative findings may be detected in MRI of ...
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Why can joint pains be felt even when there is no external activity taking place, unlike muscle pains?

Inflammatory chemicals released into an inflamed joint stimulate pain receptors even at rest: Proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1beta, interleukin-6 and ...
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Any link between Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and "chronic" tendonitis?

Sorry for the wait! To orient ourselves first trace the Ulnar Nerve distally to the hand from the Brachial Plexus (BP) and then review how Cubital Tunnel Syndrome ties in (it's neurological relation)...
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Why do testosterone / anabolic steroid injection increase the risk of tendon rupture?

I found a 2017 article pointing specifically to a case of AAS usage associated with a Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture, which mentions: we suppose that combined AAS and exercise can increase ...
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Do non-insertional tendinopathies tend to be more often caused by cumulative microtrauma compared to insertional tendinopathies?

Tendinopathy is a type of tendon disorder: Traditionally, tendons have been considered to be a mechanism by which muscles connect to bone as well as muscles itself, functioning to transmit forces. ...
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Does cissus quadrangularis help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

Moshiri et al (2017) talks of Cissus quadrangularis with osteoporosis and mentions Cissus quadrangularis in relation to Osteobolin-C. Osteobolin-C is claimed to aid in the repair of joint, muscle, ...
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Does cissus quadrangularis help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

I performed a search of PubMed and found no studies for "cissus quadrangularis" and "tendinopathy". Looks like at this point there is no scientific evidence one way or another.
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Studies on the efficacy of CBD to fight connective tissue inflammation

What you’ve heard is rooted in fact. CBD has well-known and well-characterized anti-inflammatory effects. [1,2] It also has demonstrable chondrogenic effects: This review discusses the role of ...
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Different types of nociceptors in muscle vs connective tissue?

Your question focuses on the location of the receptors (the part of the nociceptors that is reacting to mechanical, thermal, or chemical stimuli). An equally important part of a nociceptor is the ...
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Is exceeding the recommended time for ice application detrimental (delay healing) for soft tissue injuries?

Of course. Icing helps by numbing the pain sensation, thereby providing relief. If iced continuously it would lead to tissue damage with exact same effect of exposing your skin to below freezing temps....
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What is the role of surgery when treating an overuse tendinitis?

Depending on your age, clinical treatment with rest, physiotherapy, NSAID, epicondylitis, both lateral and medial, may take one to several months to resolve. Surgery is a last resort and should be ...
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Why can't artificial tendons withstand heavy lifting?

The cite relates to joint replacement, a procedure of removing the painful joint surfaces and replacing them with an artificial joint (usually made of a soft synthetic material) which are placed in ...
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How to know whether an inflammation is present in a tendinopathy?

You can use an ultrasound probe with power doppler to look at blood flow to see if there is increased blood flow present that would be compatible with an inflammatory process. And, neovascularization ...
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Effect of dexamethasone iontophoreses on tendons

The penetration is limited, therefore it's less risky than a steroid injection which carries a higher risk of tendon rupture(1). Study conclusion from 1999 (PDF) by SMJ was: Iontophoresis using ...
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