Analysis of cumulative strain in tendons and tendon sheaths.

  title={Analysis of cumulative strain in tendons and tendon sheaths.},
  author={Steven A. N. Goldstein and Thomas J. Armstrong and Don B. Chaffin and Larry S. Matthews},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={20 1},
Twenty-five fresh frozen flexor digitorum profundus tendons stratified by sex were subjected to uniaxial step stress and cyclic loads in twelve intact human cadaver hands. By attaching specially designed clip strain gage transducers on tendons just proximal and distal to an undisrupted carpal tunnel, the interactions of the tendons, tendon sheath and retinacula were measured. The elastic and viscous response of the tendon composites to step stresses were found to fit fractional power functions… CONTINUE READING