An adaptive Model of Achilles Tendon Mechanical Properties during Adolescence: Effect of Sex

SUMMARY Background. This longitudinal study aimed to quantify the relative effects of body mass, peak muscle force, maturation and sex on Achilles tendon (AT) mechanical properties and to examine the external factors that trigger mechanical changes, or intrinsic tendon adaptations during adolescence. Methods. We measured AT mechanical properties and dimensions during pre-pubertal and adolescent growth in 41 participants … Continued