Human patellar-tendon rupture.

  title={Human patellar-tendon rupture.},
  author={Ronald F. Zernicke and J. Garhammer and Frank W. Jobe},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={59 2},
The first biomechanical analysis of a human patellar-tendon rupture during actual sports competition is reported. Cinematographic data for analysis were collected at a national weight-lifting championship. Dynamic equations to mathematically model the lifter were developed to compute time course and magnitudes of hip, knee and ankle-joint moments of force and of tensile loading of the patellar tendon before and during tendon trauma. Results provided evidence that the range of maximum tensile… CONTINUE READING