Title

The Role of the Stress Environment on the Development of the Tendon to Bone Insertion Site

Abstract

A fibrocartilaginous transition forms at the tendon-bone interface during development. This tissue reduces stress concentrations at the insertion and reduces the risk for failure. During tendon-bone healing, on the other hand, a fibrocartilaginous transition does net develop. The mechanical environment likely plays a role in fibrocartilage development. We hypothesized that compressive stresses promote fibrocartilage formation while tensile stresses promote the production of aligned collagenous tissue.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Fibrocartilage

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Orthopedic surgery

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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