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Table 1 Achilles tendon loading rate sensitivity and hysteresis

From: Viscoelastic properties of the Achilles tendon in vivo

Subject Sex Loading rate (% of MVC s-1) Stiffness (N mm-1) Hysteresis (%)
Slow Fast Slow Fast Fast
1 M 18 91 300 267 -7
2 M 20 151 255 310 15
3 M 20 126 191 168 -1
4 F 20 108 196 179 -4
5 F 23 126 273 241 -1
6 M 19 125 156 124 21
7 M 19 97 247 253 6
8 M 23 108 176 154 6
9 F 21 118 144 119 13
10 M 27 153 132 120 -4
11 M   144   227 -4
12 M   180   188 9
13 F   111   132 6
14 M   264   279 13
mean (subjects 1-10) 21 120 207 193 4
SE (subjects 1-10) 1 6 18 22 3
mean (all)   136   197 5
SE (all)   12   17 2
  1. MVC maximum voluntary contraction, SE standard error.