Tendon excursion and gliding: Clinical impacts from humble concepts

Kai Nan An

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As integral components of the musculoskeletal system, the primary function is transmission of muscle forces to the skeletal system. Proper excursion and gliding of the tendon determine the efficiency of this function. Studies of the tendon excursion and gliding based on two simple mechanical concepts have resulted in several significant clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-718
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomechanics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2007


  • Excursion
  • Friction
  • Gliding
  • Tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation


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