NanoApps Athletics Inc.
NanoApps Athletics Inc. develops innovative nanomedical diagnostic and therapeutic platforms, specifically tailored to significantly expedite the quantification, repair, and healing of myriad sports related injuries.
This benefits both professional and recreational athletes.
Synergies between unique nanomaterials, advanced nanomedicine, biochemistry and biomolecular science coupled with conventional medicine and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have the capacity dramatically alter and enhance existing paradigms in sports medicine. These platforms have strong potential to be adapted to a wide range of clinical musculoskeletal, nerve, and dermal/cosmetic injuries, and other debilitating conditions, inclusive of those correlated with age.
NanoApps Athletics Inc. has assembled a top tier team of world class experts encompassing sports medicine, molecular biology, and nanomedicine to transition these platforms from concept to reality for the benefit of patients worldwide.
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Archilles Tendinopathy is a chronic, yet common condition in sports people and recreational athletes. In the past treatment options have been limited due to a poor understanding of its cause; however recent research has revealed valuable information that has provided further treatment options.
Until recently Achilles Tendinopathy was referred to
as Achilles Tendinitis. However, research has found that this type of injury does not involve inflammation and is most likely due to a series of microtears (tendinosis) that weaken the tendon.
The two most common injuries of the Achilles tendon are Achilles Tendinopathy, and tearing or rupturing of the tendon. Other less common injuries include Peritendinitis and Retrocalcaneal Bursitis.
An Achilles tendon rupture is a complete or partial tear that occurs when the tendon is stretched beyond its capacity. Forceful jumping or pivoting, or sudden accelerations of running, can overstretch the tendon and cause a tear. An injury to the tendon can also result from falling or tripping.
Achilles tendon ruptures are most often seen in ‘weekend warriors’ – typically, middle-aged people participating in sports in their spare time. Less commonly, illness or medications, such as steroids or certain antibiotics, may weaken the tendon and contribute to ruptures.
NanoApps Athletics Inc proposes a unique synergistic biochemical/nanomedical strategy for the expedited repair and healing of Achilles tendon micro tears and complete rupture. The aim is halving the full recovery time for this type of injury.
The recovery time (defined as the capacity for full use) is currently 4-9 months.
Further, we aim to investigate whether the envisaged treatment for complete Achilles rupture might be accomplished without the requirement of suturing. Once we have successfully developed this platform, it will likely be adaptable to virtually any musculoskeletal injury or condition, inclusive of those that are age-related.