Lubricin in human achilles tendon: The evidence of intratendinous sliding motion and shear force in achilles tendon

@article{Sun2015LubricinIH,
  title={Lubricin in human achilles tendon: The evidence of intratendinous sliding motion and shear force in achilles tendon},
  author={Yu-Long Sun and Zhuang Wei and Chunfeng Zhao and G. Jay and T. Schmid and P. Amadio and K. An},
  journal={Journal of Orthopaedic Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={33}
}
Achilles tendon is one of the most commonly injured tendons. Mechanical force is regarded as a major causative factor. However, the biomechanics of Achilles tendon and mechanical mechanism of the injuries are unclear. Lubricin expresses at regions exposed to sliding motion and shear force in a number of tissues. This study investigated the distribution and concentration of lubricin in human Achilles tendons for better understanding the biomechanics of Achilles tendon. Achilles tendons were… Expand
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