Structure relates to elastic recoil and functional role in quadriceps tendon and patellar ligament.

@article{Franchi2009StructureRT,
  title={Structure relates to elastic recoil and functional role in quadriceps tendon and patellar ligament.},
  author={Marco Franchi and Marilisa Quaranta and Maria Macciocca and Viviana De Pasquale and Vittoria Ottani and Alessandro Ruggeri},
  journal={Micron},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={370-7}
}
Tendons and ligaments have similar but slightly different structure and composition. Crimps of tendons and ligaments are morphological structures related to the elastic functional properties of these connective tissues. Aim of this study was to investigate the morphological arrangement of collagen fibres, fibrils and crimping pattern of suprapatellar (rectus femoris tendon-RFT and vastus intermedius tendon-VIT) and infrapatellar connective tissues (patellar ligament-PL) to relate their… CONTINUE READING
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