Percutaneous soft tissue release performed using a blunt cannula in rabbits with chronic collagenase-induced Achilles tendinopathy

Publication date: Available online 29 October 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Ming-Ta Lin, Chang-Zern Hong, Hsin-Shui Chen Background This study investigated the effects of percutaneous soft tissue release (PSTR) performed using a blunt cannula on (1) the inflammatory cells-count, (2) expressions of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and (3) substance P (SP) in rabbits with chronic phase of collagenase-induced Achilles tendinopathy. Methods Thirty-two adult male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: (1) collagenase and PSTR treatment; (2) collagenase and sham-operated PSTR treatment; (3) vehicle-only injection and PSTR treatment; and (4) vehicle-only injection and sham-operated PSTR treatment

Publication date: Available online 29 October 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Yueh-Ling Hsieh, Ming-Ta Lin, Chang-Zern Hong, Hsin-Shui Chen Background This study investigated the effects of percutaneous soft tissue release (PSTR) performed using a blunt cannula on (1) the inflammatory cells-count, (2) expressions of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and (3) substance P (SP) in rabbits with chronic phase of collagenase-induced Achilles tendinopathy. Methods Thirty-two adult male New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: (1) collagenase and PSTR treatment; (2) collagenase and sham-operated PSTR treatment; (3) vehicle-only injection and PSTR treatment; and (4) vehicle-only injection and sham-operated PSTR treatment

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Percutaneous soft tissue release performed using a blunt cannula in rabbits with chronic collagenase-induced Achilles tendinopathy