The Role of the Stress Environment on the Development of the Tendon to Bone Insertion Site
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.
R. Das et al., "The Role of the Stress Environment on the Development of the Tendon to Bone Insertion Site," Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier, Jan 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9290(06)83124-6
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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