Author : T. Abd-Almaseeh, Z.
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
2006, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 173-180
This study was conducted to explore the effect of Aloe vera gel on healing of experimentally incised superficial digital flexor tendon in donkeys. Results of this study showed that healing of severed tendon in all experimental animals was through proliferation of fibroblasts and angioblasts and collagen fibers formation, and also presences of newly oriented tendenous tissue like the original tissue in 21 days postoperatively for the animals treated with Aloe vera gel, while this tissue never seen in control group for same period. As well as notice of mature irregular granulation tissue which was still poorly oriented in control group within 21 days postoperatively, whereas the animals in group treated with Aloe vera gel showed mature regular (organized) granulation tissue within 14 days postoperatively. This study proved that Aloe vera gel has ability to accelerated tendon healing through prevent wound infection and protect the tissues from contamination.