Relationship between tendon stiffness and failure: a metaanalysis.

@article{LaCroix2013RelationshipBT,
  title={Relationship between tendon stiffness and failure: a metaanalysis.},
  author={Andrew S LaCroix and Sarah Duenwald-Kuehl and Roderic S. Lakes and Ray Vanderby},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={43-51}
}
Tendon is a highly specialized, hierarchical tissue designed to transfer forces from muscle to bone; complex viscoelastic and anisotropic behaviors have been extensively characterized for specific subsets of tendons. Reported mechanical data consistently show a pseudoelastic, stress-vs.-strain behavior with a linear slope after an initial toe region. Many studies report a linear, elastic modulus, or Young's modulus (hereafter called elastic modulus) and ultimate stress for their tendon… CONTINUE READING
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