Tissue mechanics class,
Ligament and tendon
Ligament structure. Normal (top) and scar (bottom) tissues of a healing medial collateral ligament (MCL) in slack configuration.
Ligament structure. Bifurcation / Fusion of collagen fibrils in normal MCL tissue at 20,000X (arrow). Note the collagen fibril overlap and interweaving.
Ligament structure. Scanning electron micrographs of a normal rat medial collateral ligament (A)
Ligament structure. Ligament in which a single tensile overload produced microstructural damage but not ligament rupture (B).
Tendon hierarchical structure diagram.
Ligament stress-strain curves
Ligament creep and relaxation
Modeling by QLV