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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


What type of collagen makes up most tendons?

Type 1 collagen.


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

Achilles tendon
Tibialis posterior tendon
Supraspinatus tendon


What innervates tendons?

Golgi tendon organs found at the neuromuscular junction.


At what percentage of stress will tendons tear?

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