Mechanics and Biology of Human Tendinopathy
|Principal investigator: ||Hazel SCREEN|
|Co-investigator(s): ||G. Riley and K. Legerlotz|
|Funding source(s): ||Arthritis Research UK|
| ||Start: 12-01-2009 / End: 11-01-2013|
| ||Amount: £91,173|
|Directly incurred staff: ||Kirsten Legerlotz|
This ARC funded grant aims to increase our understanding of tendinopathy in human tissues, to determine how and why it develops in different tendons, and why some people seem more susceptible to damage. We are hypothesising that the development of the condition is driven by microdamage in the tissue combined with a cellular response. If we can establish how these parameters are involved, we hope to identify mechanisms to preventing these painful and debilitating conditions.