A Critical Review on Tendon Structure and Load Remodeling

SUMMARY Introduction. As mechanic tendon structures enhancer, muscle-tendon load remodeling has recently been touted as potential strain, force-elongation, and energy storage capacity at both contraction actions and resistance modes. The tendon mechanism has been associated with enhanced stiffness and strain energy to muscle-tendon length complex, however it might be more far-reaching as either force-elongation relationship may be improved or ATP … Continued

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