Biomechanics of tendon transfers.

  title={Biomechanics of tendon transfers.},
  author={Peter W. J. L. Brand},
  journal={Hand clinics},
  volume={4 2},
There are just two variables that define the mechanical qualities of each muscle. One is its potential for generating tension, and the other is the distance through which tension can be exerted. Tension capability can be increased in a muscle by exercise. There is no way to increase potential for excursion except by reattaching a muscle at surgery with extra length and tension, at the risk of involuntary contractions during healing that may result in avulsion. Single muscle may control several… CONTINUE READING