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A multimodal approach to tendon mechanobiology

Project description

Dissecting the mechanobiology of the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is the thickest tendon in the body and connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. In 50 % of the cases, injury or rupture of this tendon does not heal efficiently and may lead to problems in walking and running. The key objective of the EU-funded TENDON_MECHBIO project is to understand how the Achilles tendon responds to mechanical load. Researchers will combine experimental data and an in silico approach to generate a model that can predict the biomechanical behaviour of the Achilles tendon under different circumstances. The TENDON_MECHBIO-generated platform will serve as a tool for the design of solutions for managing tendon injuries.

Host institution

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 2 002 622,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 2 002 622,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00