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glgottlieb58
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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