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Contribution of Biomechanics to Management of Ligament and Tendon Injuries

Savio L-Y. Woo∗,†, Matthew B. Fisher, Andrew J. Feola

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Musculoskeletal Research Center, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 405 Center for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2008, 5(1), 49-68.


The contribution of biomechanics to the advancement of management of ligament and tendon injuries has been significant. Thanks to Professor Y.C. Fung's writing and guidance, our field of research has done fundamental work on anatomy and biology of ligaments and tendons, developed methods to accurately determine mechanical properties, identified various experimental factors which could change the outcome measurements as well as examined biological factors that change tissue properties in-vivo. Professor Fung also gave us his quasi-linear viscoelastic theory for soft tissues so that the time and history dependent properties of ligaments and tendons could be properly described.

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Woo, S. L., Fisher, M. B., Feola, A. J. (2008). Contribution of Biomechanics to Management of Ligament and Tendon Injuries. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 5(1), 49–68.

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