Achilles tendon is the tendon exposed to most strains. For this reason, it can get sick and, when it gets sick, the patient cannot act as if nothing has happened.

Walking upwards or downwards, everything becomes a challenge. A challenge which is hard to win not only for the patient, but also for the person who is treating him.

Achilles tendon in the non-insertional portion

It happens especially when the non-insertional portion gets sick: that is, that section set halfway between the heel bone and the calf muscle. We are talking about non-insertional tendinopathy.

Actually, the major danger is not pain or limitation, but the risk of Achilles tendon rupture.

The role of stem cells in the Achilles tendon rupture

Our idea was to exploit what nature gives us and what medicine is learning to know and make use of: multipotent mesenchymal cells, better known as stem cells.

Inside our adipose tissue, we have some cells which are not “fat”: they have the potential to differ from each other and become anything our organism may need: muscle, tendon, bone…

They act like repair tools and small pharmacies which supply anti-inflammatories: they are a miracle, a gift from our nature.

Here’s our challenge: to use the multipotent cells from the stromal fraction of the adipose tissue in order to cure the damaged Achilles tendons.

The results are outstanding! And here we are, two days ago, at the Barcelona ESSKA Meeting, to bring in our results.

Realising that a lot of people were interested in one of our ideas was so thrilling!

Today, our studio is nominated for the best scientific work award!

Come what may, it is already a success…

Thank you everyone, the reason I’m here is because we are a young and new team!