Functionally distinct tendon fascicles exhibit different creep and stress relaxation behaviour

@inproceedings{Shepherd2014FunctionallyDT,
  title={Functionally distinct tendon fascicles exhibit different creep and stress relaxation behaviour},
  author={Jennifer N. Hanson Shepherd and Kirsten Legerlotz and Taylan Demirci and Christian Klemt and Graham J. P. Riley and Hazel Screen},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  year={2014}
}
Most overuse tendinopathies are thought to be associated with repeated microstrain below the failure threshold, analogous to the fatigue failure that affects materials placed under repetitive loading. Investigating the progression of fatigue damage within tendons is therefore of critical importance. There are obvious challenges associated with the sourcing of human tendon samples for in vitro analysis so animal models are regularly adopted. However, data indicates that fatigue life varies… CONTINUE READING
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