Biomechanics of noncontractile tissue: A review

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I present a review of the literature pertaining to the mechanical properties of bone, articular cartilage, and collagenous tissues such as ligament and tendon. The basic terminology involved in the mechanics of materials is briefly discussed. I also discuss the influence of physical activity, disuse, and age on the mechanical properties of these tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1869-1873
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Therapy
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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