Measurement of frog semitendinosus force, tendon load-deformation and load-strain properties

Margot E. Leonard*, Richard L. Lieber

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Abstract

The authors previously studied the mechanics of the Rana pipiens semitendinosus (ST) muscle, assuming zero tendon compliance. The tendon of this muscle is relatively short, perhaps justifying the assumption. A study is reported here of the load-deformation and load-strain properties of these tendons. The tendon slack length was measured at 2.2 μm. In this case, the muscle force was not altered. However, at different sarcomere lengths, tension might be affected. These results must be compared to physiological situations, i.e., the frog hop, in order to determine the true significance of the tendon compliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-850
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume11 pt 3
StatePublished - Nov 1 1989
EventImages of the Twenty-First Century - Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 1 - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Nov 9 1989Nov 12 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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