Repetitive-use tendinopathy, formerly known as tendonitis, is a major cause of repetitive strain injury (RSI). The occupational costs of RSI are enormous: work-related injuries cost Canada $8.6 billion annually and an estimated one-third of workers' compensation costs in industry are due to RSI of soft tissues, particularly tendons. In 2001, 2.3 million Canadians reported an RSI, and the average time lost from work per case of tendon-related injuries was 79 days (Source: StatsCanada 2001). Despite the enormous clinical, societal, and economic significance of RSIs, there is only limited understanding of the mechanisms that cause them.
CHHM researchers incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach from basic to clinical science, which integrates a number of different methods, including molecular and cell biology, biomechanics, and rehabilitation science.
Theme Leader: Dr. Alex Scott