A model for use in the prognosis of tendinopathy

  title={A model for use in the prognosis of tendinopathy},
  author={Thomas J. Stevens and Hannah A. Schmitz and John A. Szivek and Andres A. Zuniga and L. Daniel Latt and Russell S. Witte and Mihra S. Taljanovic},
This work describes the viscoelastic behavior of a tendon. In this paper we develop a mathematical model of the Posterior Tibial Tendon (PTT) for assisting in the prognosis of tendinopathy. The mathematical model is derived from a generalized Maxwell model for viscoelastic materials. To validate the model, a strain is asserted and the associated stress represented. Using the simulated response to a given stress, the mathematical model of the PTT is validated for a response indicative of a… Expand


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  • E. Massoud
  • Medicine
  • World journal of orthopedics
  • 2013
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