Characterizing local collagen fiber re-alignment and crimp behavior throughout mechanical testing in a mature mouse supraspinatus tendon model.

@article{Miller2012CharacterizingLC,
  title={Characterizing local collagen fiber re-alignment and crimp behavior throughout mechanical testing in a mature mouse supraspinatus tendon model.},
  author={Kristin Suzanne Miller and Brianne K Connizzo and Elizabeth Ann Feeney and Louis J Soslowsky},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2012},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={2061-5}
}
BACKGROUND Collagen fiber re-alignment and uncrimping are two postulated mechanisms of tendon structural response to load. Recent studies have examined structural changes in response to mechanical testing in a postnatal development mouse supraspinatus tendon model (SST), however, those changes in the mature mouse have not been characterized. The objective of this study was to characterize collagen fiber re-alignment and crimp behavior throughout mechanical testing in a mature mouse SST… CONTINUE READING