A model for use in the prognosis of tendinopathy

Thomas J. Stevens, Hannah A. Schmitz, John A. Szivek, Andres A. Zuniga, L. Daniel Latt, Russell S. Witte, Mihra S. Taljanovic

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This work describes the viscoelastic behavior of a tendon. In this paper we develop a mathematical model of the Posterior Tibial Tendon (PTT) for assisting in the prognosis of tendinopathy. The mathematical model is derived from a generalized Maxwell model for viscoelastic materials. To validate the model, a strain is asserted and the associated stress represented. Using the simulated response to a given stress, the mathematical model of the PTT is validated for a response indicative of a healthy tendon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-202
Number of pages9
JournalSimulation Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017
Event50th Annual Simulation Symposium, ANSS 2017, Part of the 2017 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, SpringSim 2017 - Virginia Beach, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2017Apr 26 2017


  • Mathematical model
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon
  • Simulation
  • Tendinopathy prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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