Viscoelastic characterization and modeling of musculoskeletal soft tissues
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Over the last decade there has been a dramatic rise in musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries in the general, athletic, and military populations. The etiology of this increase has been largely ascribed to dynamic loading events, including strenuous physical overuse and trauma. Additionally, instability arising from soft tissue pathology or trauma can induce and/or accelerate joint degeneration. Degenerative sequelae, such as post-traumatic osteoarthritis, can cause significant debility and an associated reduction in one's quality of life. Development of successful treatment modalities for joint ...