Mechanical tensile properties of the quadriceps tendon and patellar ligament in young adults.

@article{Staeubli1999MechanicalTP,
  title={Mechanical tensile properties of the quadriceps tendon and patellar ligament in young adults.},
  author={Hans Ulrich Staeubli and L. Schatzmann and Patricia Brunner and Lina M Rincon and Lutz Peter Nolte},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={27-34}
}
We analyzed mechanical tensile properties of 16 10-mm wide, full-thickness central parts of quadriceps tendons and patellar ligaments from paired knees of eight male donors (mean age, 24.9 years). Uniaxial tensile testing was performed in a servohydraulic materials testing machine at an extension rate of 1 mm/sec. Sixteen specimens were tested unconditioned and 16 specimens were tested after cyclic preconditioning (200 cycles between 50 N and 800 N at 0.5 Hz). Mean cross-sectional areas… CONTINUE READING

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