Correlation of physiological cross-sectional areas of muscle and tendon

K. N. An, R. L. Linscheid, P. W. Brand

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Muscle physiological cross-sectional area, as defined and measured by dividing the volume of the muscle by its fibre length, is proportional to the maximum strength of the muscle. It is one of the important parameters when considering muscle mechanics in sports science and, clinically in tendon transfer procedures. This study reports that tendon cross-sectional area correlated well with the physiological cross-sectional area of associated muscles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-67
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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