Musculoskeletal disease and injury, now and in the future. Part 2: Tendon and ligament injuries


  • P. D. CLEGG

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    1. Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Neston, Cheshire, UK.
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Tendon and ligament injuries continue to be one of the most frequent causes of orthopaedic injury and early retirement in the Thoroughbred racehorse. In the UK, the Horserace Betting Levy Board has invested considerable research funding in the last decade in order to investigate aspects of tendon epidemiology, biology and therapy, in order to decrease both the welfare and economic consequence of such injuries. This review summarises key aspects of this research effort and identifies specific research directions for the future.