The 2018 study {1} mentions that:

The healing process of injured tendons includes tenocyte migration which occurs from intact regions of tendon into the wound site.

Do tenocytes move around in a healthy tendon or do they stay at the same location?


  • {1} Dursun, Gözde, Mersedeh Tohidnezhad, Bernd Markert, and Marcus Stoffel. "Effects of uniaxial stretching on tenocyte migration behaviour." Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering 4, no. 1 (2018): 313-317. https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2018-0076
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know about tenocytes but most connective tissue (also epithelial) cells do not move around normally. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jul 11 at 7:48

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