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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Rossetti, L; Kuntz, L A; Kunold, E; Schock, J; Müller, K W; Grabmayr, H; Stolberg-Stolberg, J; Pfeiffer, F; Sieber, S A; Burgkart, R; Bausch, A R 
Title:
The microstructure and micromechanics of the tendon-bone insertion. 
Abstract:
The exceptional mechanical properties of the load-bearing connection of tendon to bone rely on an intricate interplay of its biomolecular composition, microstructure and micromechanics. Here we identify that the Achilles tendon-bone insertion is characterized by an interface region of ~500 ?m with a distinct fibre organization and biomolecular composition. Within this region, we identify a heterogeneous mechanical response by micromechanical testing coupled with multiscale confocal microscopy. T...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Nat Mater 
Year:
2017 
Journal volume:
16 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
664-670 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1476-1122 
TUM Institution:
Orthopädische und Sportorthopädische Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Radiologie