Tendons adnexa and ligaments

Quadriceps Tendon Anchor Failure

Tendons are critical biomechanical units in the musculoskeletal system, the function of which is to transmit the muscular tension to mobile skeletal segments. They are extremely resistant to traction, almost like bone. A tendon with a 10 mm2 transverse section can bear a maximum of 600-1000 kg. On the other hand, tendons are not very elastic, and can only tolerate a maximum elongation of 6 before being damaged. Tendons have very slow metabolism, even during action. This can be significantly...