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Short clip of a fibroblast moving through collagen net causing fascial contracture

March 31, 2011

In this short clip a live fibroblast moving through the surrounding collagen web.  As it moves, in order to repair/replace damaged elements, it also contracts the collagen architecture increasing its density. Thus under states of chronic inflammation (repetitive strain/injury) these cells have a higher contractility & will tighten the collagen net inducing a chronic fascial contracture which may lead to myofascial stiffness – interesting to see it occurring live!



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