Rotator cuff healing is regulated by the lymphatic vasculature

Background: Despite great advances in surgical techniques for rotator cuff tear (RCT) over the past decades, the postoperative failure rate of RCT is still high due to the poor healing competence of bone-tendon interface (BTI). The lymphatic vasculature plays a regulatory role in inflammatory disease and affects tissue healing. However, whether lymphangiogenesis and the role of lymphatic vasculature in the physiopathological process of rotator cuff(RC)injury remains unknown.

Conclusion: Lymphangiogenesis plays a positive role in RC healing, and targeting the lymphatic drainage at healing site may be a new therapeutic approach to promote RC injury repair.

Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation via Science Direct

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