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Sharpey's fibres

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
Sharpey's fibres

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Strong fibres that attach a tendon or ligament to the periosteum. and secure the periosteum to the underlying bone. Sharpey's fibres consist of dense tufts of collagen fibres that extend from the fibrous layer into the bone matrix....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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