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  • Muscles as Mechanical Struts?

    I am searching for information and data on the role of ( a "fully" ?)
    contracted muscle as a mechanical strut.

    Specifically, would / could a contracted ( isometrically contracted )
    muscle which is applying a compressive load / force, e.g. to
    stabilize a joint, simultaneously function as a mechanical strut and
    transmit a part of the exerted compressive load ?

    A corollary question would be the role of tendons in a similar situation.

    I know how awkwardly this odd question is stated, but any thoughts or
    suggestions or references would be greatly appreciated.

    Dr. A. Solimene
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