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1

When was the first tendon transfer in the foot and ankle performed?

The triceps surae was attempted to be replaced with the peroneal tendons.

In 1881

2

What type of collagen makes up most tendons?

Type 1 collagen.

3

Which three tendons are most vulnerable to healing due to lack of blood supply?

Achilles tendon
Tibialis posterior tendon
Supraspinatus tendon

4

What innervates tendons?

Golgi tendon organs found at the neuromuscular junction.

5

At what percentage of stress will tendons tear?

they are safe up to 4% stress
At 8% stress the tendons will rupture.