Mathematical modeling of ligaments and tendons

S. L Y Woo, G. A. Johnson, Brian Smith

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Ligaments and tendons a variety of important functions in maintaining the structure of the human body. Although abundant literature exists describing experimental investigations of these tissues, mathematical modeling of ligaments and tendons also contributes significantly to understanding their behaviour. This paper presents a survey of developments in mathematical modeling of ligaments and tendons over the past 20 years. Mathematical descriptions of ligaments and tendons are identified as either elastic or viscoelastic, and are discussed in chronological order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-473
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomechanical Engineering
Issue number4 B
StatePublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering

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