Novel methods for tendon investigations

Michael Kjær*, H. Langberg, J. Bojsen-Møller, S. O. Koskinen, A. Mackey, K. Heinemeier, L. Holm, D. Skovgaard, S. Døssing, M. Hansen, P. Hansen, B. Haraldsson, I. Carøe, S. P. Magnusson

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Purpose. Tendon structures have been studied for decades, but over the last decade, methodological development and renewed interest for metabolic, circulatory and tissue protein turnover in tendon tissue has resulted in a rising amount of investigations. Method. This paper will detail the various modern investigative techniques available to study tendons. Results. There are a variety of investigative methods available to study the correlations between mechanics and biology in tendons. Conclusion. The available methodologies not only allow for potential insight into physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms in tendon tissue, but also, to some extent, allow for more elaborate studies of the intact human tendon.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDisability and rehabilitation
Issue number20-22
Pages (from-to)1514-1522
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Collagen
  • Connective tissue
  • Tendon injury


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