Correlation between Patellar Tendon Mechanical Properties and Oxygenation Detection by Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Males

SUMMARY Background. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the patellar tendon mechanical properties and oxygenation in healthy men. Methods. In two subsequent sessions, eight (mean age ± SD: 27 ± 4) recreationally active, healthy males performed 4-sec isometric knee extensions of the dominant leg at 20-80% of maximal voluntary contraction (MVC), maintaining a knee … Continued