Plasticity of the human tendon to short- and long-term mechanical loading

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This review examines the effects of short- and long-term static and cyclic mechanical loading on the mechanical properties of tendons. Tendons do not alter their mechanical properties after static and cycling loading that occurs during fatiguing contractions. Adaptations can occur after the application of long-term loading, but the strain magnitude must exceed a given threshold.

Original languageEnglish
JournalExercise and sport sciences reviews
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)66-72
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.04.2009

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