Tissue Biomechanics

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By studying tissue biomechanics, we understand the functions of each tissue. For example, by testing a ligament, we understand its role in the joint’s flexibility and mobility. If we plot the tensile force of the ligament against the displacement, we will see a toe region with low stiffness and a linear region with high stiffness. The toe region allows the flexibility of the joint, whereas the linear region provides the stability to the joint.

ACL Graft under Test