A fibre-reinforced poroviscoelastic model accurately describes the biomechanical behaviour of the rat achilles tendon.

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Computational models of Achilles tendons can help understanding how healthy tendons are affected by repetitive loading and how the different tissue constituents contribute to the tendon's biomechanical response. However, available models of Achilles tendon are limited in their description of the hierarchical multi-structural composition of the tissue. This study hypothesised that a poroviscoelastic fibre-reinforced model, previously successful in capturing cartilage biomechanical behaviour, can depict the biomechanical behaviour of the rat Achilles tendon found experimentally.


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  • Linköping University
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Orthopedics
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0126869
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch