Mechanical Coupling Between Muscle-Tendon Units Reduces Peak Stresses
Maas, H., & Finni Juutinen, T. (2018). Mechanical Coupling Between Muscle-Tendon Units Reduces Peak Stresses. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 46(1), 26-33. https://doi.org/10.1249/JES.0000000000000132
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The presence of mechanical linkages between synergistic muscles and their common tendons may distribute forces among the involved structures. We review studies, using humans and other animals, examining muscle and tendon interactions and discuss the hypothesis that connections between muscle bellies and within tendons may serve as a mechanism to distribute forces and mitigate peak stresses.
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