Attaching dissimilar materials is a major challenge in engineering, and has proven to be a challenge in surgical practice as well . At the tensile connection of tendon to bone, a two order-of-magnitude mismatch exists, leading to stress concentrations and the potential for failure [2–3]. Here, we examine one material attachment strategy employed at this connection to achieve effective load transfer between a healing tendon and bone: shaping of gross tissue morphology . Our ultimate goal is to understand the mechanisms of stress transfer at the tendon-to-bone insertion. This understanding may lead to biomimetic attachment strategies that will benefit engineering practice and improve surgical healing outcomes.
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Tailoring the Gross Morphology of the Tendon-to-Bone Insertion for the Reduction of Stress Concentrations
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Liu, Y, Birman, V, Chen, C, Thomopoulos, S, & Genin, GM. "Tailoring the Gross Morphology of the Tendon-to-Bone Insertion for the Reduction of Stress Concentrations." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA. June 22–25, 2011. pp. 1017-1018. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2011-53636
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