Collagen fiber orientation at the tendon to bone insertion and its influence on stress concentrations.

@article{Thomopoulos2006CollagenFO,
  title={Collagen fiber orientation at the tendon to bone insertion and its influence on stress concentrations.},
  author={Stavros Thomopoulos and Juan Pablo Marquez and Bradley Weinberger and Victor Birman and Guy M. Genin},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={1842-51}
}
The tendon to bone insertion serves the mechanical role of transferring loads from a relatively compliant tendon to a relatively rigid bone. The details of the mechanism of load transfer are of great importance, since current surgical procedures for tendon reattachment have high failure rates. We hypothesized that the microscopic structure of the insertion is optimized to minimize stress concentrations associated with this load transfer. To explore this, collagen fiber orientation distributions… CONTINUE READING
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