3 results match your criteria Tendon Transfer Principles and Mechanics

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Experimental evaluation of multiscale tendon mechanics.

J Orthop Res 2017 07 19;35(7):1353-1365. Epub 2017 Apr 19.

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1185, St. Louis, Missouri, 63130.

Tendon's primary function is a mechanical link between muscle and bone. The hierarchical structure of tendon and specific compositional constituents are believed to be critical for proper mechanical function. With increased appreciation for tendon importance and the development of various technological advances, this review paper summarizes recent experimental approaches that have been used to study multiscale tendon mechanics, includes an overview of studies that have evaluated the role of specific tissue constituents, and also proposes challenges/opportunities facing tendon study. Read More

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Tendon transfers for Achilles reconstruction.

Johnny L Lin

Foot Ankle Clin 2009 Dec;14(4):729-44

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, 1725 W. Harrison Street, Ste 1063, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

Tendon transfers are commonly used in the foot and ankle to restore function in neglected ruptures, reconstruct degenerated tendons, and correct deformity. The Achilles tendon is commonly afflicted by these problems because of the dominant role it plays in the mechanics of gait and running and its inherently poor blood supply. This article discusses the general principles of tendon transfers with regard to Achilles tendon function, the surgical techniques involved, and published results using these techniques. Read More

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December 2009

[Synergism between joint mechanics and stump muscles in upper leg amputees. Arguments for a myotenodesis of the greater adductor muscle].

H H Wetz H A Jacob

Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb 1994 May-Jun;132(3):244-9

Orthopädischen Universitätsklinik Balgrist.

Stance- and swing-phase control of AK prostheses due to the development of new knee joint mechanics has been frequently discussed in the recent past. The functional anatomical principles of the thigh muscles will be presented, including the results of the most recent neurophysiological and biomechanical investigations. These conclusions lead to the discovery of obvious consequences in the modification of the above-knee amputation technique such as the fitting of AK prostheses. Read More

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September 1994
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