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A Patient’s Guide to Nutrition and Surgery

General surgery nutrition

General surgery nutrition

Introduction

Surgery always means a certain amount of risk to your well being. Surgery is a deliberate, skillful injury to your body. It may take you several weeks to months to heal. Infections and blood loss are two possible complications that your surgeon will want to help you avoid. […]

Tendon

Tendon Structure and Architecture

Tendon is juxtaposed between muscle and bone and is responsible for transmitting muscular forces to the skeletal system during limb locomotion. It is a dense, regularly arranged connective tissue that is well suited for resisting tensile loads with minimal elongation during muscle contraction.

Approximately 85% of a tendon’s dry weight is […]

Skeletal Muscle and Tendon

Key Points

Skeletal muscle has a complex organization of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue matrix that protects against injury and organizes individual cellular elements into functional contractile units of muscle. Muscle fibers range a few millimeters to several centimeters in length. Fibers are arranged into larger units known as fascicles. Perimysium, a connective tissue […]