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  • Re: Gripping digital dog tendons with a knot in a conic hole?

    look at Van Walsum's work with the digital tendon of chickens. He had an
    interesting procedure.

    On Mon, 14 Jul 1997, Ariel wrote:

    > Dear All
    > I plan to do in-vitro tensile loading on tendons.
    > The tendons I am using are digital dog tendons.
    > I plan to grip the tendons by making a knot at the end of the tendon and
    > put the tendon through a conic hole so the knot will be stuck inside the
    > conic hole.
    > The knot should also "lock" the internal structure of the tendon.
    > In relation with the setting I have presented above, I have two
    > questions:
    > 1) Form the literature search I did, I couldn't find any source in which
    > tensile loading experiments were done on digital tendons, neither from
    > dogs or any other animal.
    > Could someone give me any reason why not to use these tendons?
    > 2) I also didn't find any reference in which the tendon was tied in a
    > knot.
    > Could someone give me a reason why not to use this method? (aside from
    > the possibility of rupture of the tendon in the area of the knot because
    > of breakdown of fibbers) .
    > I'll be very grateful to get any comment on this subject.
    > Arik
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