Benefits of blood flow: Effect may facilitate Achilles healing 

iStockphoto.com 486787084 By Katie Bell Microcirculatory blood flow two weeks after Achilles tendon repair is correlated with long-term patient-reported and functional outcomes, according to research from Sweden in which blood flow in both the injured and contralateral tendons was associated with healing potential. “The collective observations from our study support the conception that higher resting ‘flux’ [rate of blood flow] in the uninjured Achilles tendon is a reflection of tendinopathy, which is a general disease also occurring in the contralateral tendon and which is associated with inferior outcome after Achilles tendon rupture

iStockphoto.com 486787084 By Katie Bell Microcirculatory blood flow two weeks after Achilles tendon repair is correlated with long-term patient-reported and functional outcomes, according to research from Sweden in which blood flow in both the injured and contralateral tendons was associated with healing potential. “The collective observations from our study support the conception that higher resting ‘flux’ [rate of blood flow] in the uninjured Achilles tendon is a reflection of tendinopathy, which is a general disease also occurring in the contralateral tendon and which is associated with inferior outcome after Achilles tendon rupture

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Benefits of blood flow: Effect may facilitate Achilles healing