Statin-induced calcific Achilles tendinopathy in rats: comparison of biomechanical and histopathological effects of simvastatin, atorvastatin and rosuvastatin

Kaleagasioglu F., Olcay E., Olgac V.

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, vol.25, no.6, pp.1884-1891, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Accumulating clinical evidence indicates the risk of tendinopathy and spontaneous and/or simultaneous tendon ruptures associated with statin use. This experimental study was designed to evaluate and compare the biomechanical and histopathological effects of the three most commonly prescribed statins (simvastatin, atorvastatin and rosuvastatin) on the Achilles tendon in rats.