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Tendon adaptation to bone shortening.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6221878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The ability of tendon to adapt its length to imposed conditions was tested in rat soleus. Shortening of one tibia left tendon insertions intact, but reduced the distance between them. Tendon lengths were found to decrease after a short period of recovery (1 or 2 months) whether surgery was performed in young or adult animals. Comparison of tibia and tendon length correlation in control rats of different ages and in experimental animals showed that adaptation was more complete in young rats than in adult rats. A long period of recovery seemed to improve adaptation only in young rats. Hydrothermal isometric tension measurements indicated that collagen remodeling occurred during tendon adaptation to bone length, with the process being more marked at the muscle-tendon junction.
C Tardieu; O Blanchard; J C Tabary; M Le Lous
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Connective tissue research     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0300-8207     ISO Abbreviation:  Connect. Tissue Res.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-08     Completed Date:  1983-07-08     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365263     Medline TA:  Connect Tissue Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-44     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological*
Age Factors
Isometric Contraction
Leg Length Inequality / physiopathology*
Muscles / physiopathology*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Tendons / anatomy & histology,  physiopathology*
Tensile Strength
Tibia / surgery

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