I've been out of the game for quite a while (Approx. 10 years) and have been spending the last few weeks trying to reacclimate myself and research modern day advancements. I bought Ananbolics 9th Edition in an attempt to facilitate my efforts, to much disappointment, concerning the above subject. I've recently read on a number of boards that the use of Winstrol and its degenerative effects on tendons have been well documented, yet, it is not cited in the book. In fact, I was extremely disappointed to find that the side effects segment of each steroid profile was terribly generic - and lacked in compound specific side effects. The old school Anabolic Reference Guides and World Anabolic review were much more comprehensive in that respect!! Anyway, does anyone have any additional information on whether Winstrol compromises the integrity of tendons?? And would you be as concerned if taking HGH, as it has positive effects on collagen synthesis?!