View Full Version : Re: Do tendons conserve volume?

09-29-1995, 05:50 AM
>I know from my studies that muscles generally conserve volume when they
>contract. However, does tendon tissue conserve volume too? I'm building
>a geometrical model for modelling muscle shapes and I'm hoping I only
>have to apply a volume constraint on the muscle fibres only.
If it's made of water it conserves its volume. Since this applies to most
human tissues, volume is conserved. There is an extracellular matrix but
it is not a large volume and is pretty incompressible itself.

On the other hand, I dont know if anyone has actually experimentally
verified this for tendon.

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