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Critical Reviews™ in Biomedical Engineering
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Critical Reviews™ in Biomedical Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/CritRevBiomedEng.2019029194
pages 277-294

Computational Methods for Skeletal Muscle Strain Injury: A Review

Yujiang Xiang
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078
Asif Arefeen
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078


In this article, we review skeletal muscle strain injury with computational methods for strain injury analysis, prevention, and recovery. We first review the theory of muscle strain injury at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels. Next, we discuss simulation models, including kinematics, dynamics, and finite-element method. Finally, we introduce predictive approaches for muscle strain injury prevention. Topics including recovery, rehabilitation, muscle-tendon remodeling, and experimental methods are described. We also suggest areas for future research.


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