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Ortho 119
Muscle and Tendon Healing

1.0

  • Describe and differentiate between the macrostructure and microstructure of muscle and tendon
  • List and describe the 2 main types of muscle fibers. List and describe the 3 mechanisms for a muscle injury
  • Describe the difference between a supraphysiologic and a sub-failure load and how each type may contribute to an injury
  • Define how a muscle strain differs from a ligament sprain
  • Describe the differences between a tendinitis and a tendinosis
  • Describe the effects of aging on tendons
  • Name and describe the 3 phases of connective tissue healing
  • Describe the effects of immobilization on connective tissue

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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