Mechanical properties and functional importance of pulley bands or ‘faisseaux tendineux’

  title={Mechanical properties and functional importance of pulley bands or ‘faisseaux tendineux’},
  author={S.P.W. van den Bedem and Sander Schutte and Huibert J. Simonsz and F.C.T. van der Helm},
  journal={Vision Research},
INTRODUCTION Connective tissue bands connect the horizontal rectus muscles at the level of the posterior pole to the orbital wall. These bands, referred to as pulley bands or faisseaux tendineux, purportedly act like springs to keep the rectus muscle bellies in place during eye movement out of the plane of the muscle. We examined the mechanical properties of these bands in human specimens obtained during surgery. In addition, we examined eye motility and stability of rectus muscles in a patient… CONTINUE READING
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