Tendinosis of the elbow (Tennis elbow): Clinical features and findings of histological, immunohistochemical, and electron microscopy studies

  • Kraushaar B
  • Nirschl R
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Tendon injuries can be divided into several categories on the basis of the nature of their onset and the tissues involved. Acute tendon injuries, such as laceration of the flexor tendons of the fingers, are traumatic in nature. Chronic overuse injuries are the result of multiple microtraumatic events that cause disruption of the internal structure of the tendon and degeneration of the cells and matrix, which fail to mature into normal tendon; at times, such injuries result in tendinosis. The healing of acute tendon injuries has been studied from the perspective of the body's response to lacerations of flexor tendons as well as after operative intervention

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  • Barry S. Kraushaar

  • Robert P. Nirschl

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