Can YÜCESOY

Rank & Status: 

Professor
Director, Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory

Biography: 

Can Yücesoy received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1993 and 1997 respectively.  During his graduate studies at this university, he worked as a teaching assistant at the Department of Mathematics and later as a research assistant in the Experimental Mechanics and Biomechanics Laboratory at the Department of Engineering Sciences.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Twente in the Netherlands in 2003. In Twente, at the Biomechanical Engineering Research Group, he developed a finite element model of skeletal muscle using a two-domain approach that represents the activatable muscle fibers and the extracellular matrix as two separate domains that are linked mechanically.  He also conducted physiological experiments in the Myology Laboratory of Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.  His research was focused on force transmission from skeletal muscle via myofascial pathways not only within muscle (intramuscular myofascial force transmission) but also between muscles and from muscle to non-muscular structures (epimuscular myofascial force transmission).  After his Ph.D. studies, he worked at Vrije Universiteit as a Post Doctoral fellow.  Since June 2004, Dr. Yücesoy is with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Boğaziçi University and since January 2016, he is the director of the Institute. Dr. Yücesoy is also the director of the Biomechanics Lab (Biomechanics Lab).

Research Areas: 

Tissue biomechanics; Motion biomechanics; Skeletal muscle mechanics; Orthopedic biomechanics; Myofascial force transmission; Movement disorders; Spasticity; Remedial surgery; Botulinum toxin; Fascia; Manual therapies; Mechanorceptor function; Solid mechanics; Magnetic resonance imaging

Awards: 

Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi, Üstün Başarılı Genç Bilim İnsanı Ödülü (TÜBA - GEBİP) 2008 – The Turkish Academy of Sciences, Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2008

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Vakfı, Araştırmada Üstün Başarı Ödülü 2008 – Boğaziçi University Foundation, Outstanding Achievement in Research Award 2008

News/Highlights: 

Current: 

- Dr. Yücesoy is one of the speakers of 7th International Autmn School on Movement Science to be held in Berlin in 7-11 October 2019. This is an exciting high level scientific event bringing together invited speakers and PhD students who aim at becoming highly skilled scientists in the fields of motor control and movement science and is organized by the Berlin School of Movement Science (BSMS) in Humbolt University https://www.spowi.hu-berlin.de/de/bsms/autumn_school/ias-2019.

- ESMAC 2019 (Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analyses in Adults and Children to be held in 23-27 September 2019, Amsterdam): Cemre Su Kaya's abstract entitled Animal Experiments Reveal Long-term Effects With Potential Clinical Importance of Botulinum Toxin Type-A on Mechanics of Muscles Exposed has been one of the 16 highest ranked abstracts, and is nominated for the best oral presentation.

Earlier: 

- 2nd Symposium on surgery of the spastic upper limb will be held in Venice, Italy in 5-6 April 2019. Can Yucesoy is a faculty member and a speaker for this organization http://www.symposium-spastic-hand.com/en/

- 2018 World Congress of Biomechanics was held in Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Yücesoy will be presenting in the symposium "Mechanics of passive muscle and connective tissue". The Biomechanics Lab members will be presenting several other papers in this major conference (http://wcb2018.com).

- XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2016  (http://www.isek.org/?page_id=230) was held in July 5-8, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. Yücesoy organized a symposium in ISEK 2016 which is entitled: Spastic muscle and its treatment using botulinum toxin: new wievpoints with major implications. The speakers of the symposium include Rick Lieber, Adam Shortland, Sabrina Lee, Filiz Ates, Rafael Fortuna and Can A. Yucesoy. Key symposium aims were the following: (1) Shedding light on the indicated gaps in our understanding by showing substantial data, (2) providing a platform for addressing different opinions among the speakers and (3) bridging specific muscle related findings back with the context of joint movement and suggesting new research directions.

- ECSS 2014: See a recording of Dr Yücesoy's invited lecture in European College of Sports Sciences Amsterdam 2014 Conference for a covering of recent findings and concepts on muscular force transmission mechanisms with sevral implications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOFbwzlTThk&index=3&list=PL5_3zE0LicHpB9e76aX9qQuMa-mTn_In2

Research Projects: 
2018 - 

Towards a novel and comprehensive muscular mechanics paradigm: finite element model development and analyses, Principal investigator (TUBITAK Research Fund, grant no: 118M466)

2017 - 

Comprehensive Experimental Assessment of Previously Unknown Effects of Botulinum Toxin on Muscle Function, Principal investigator (TUBITAK Research Fund, grant no: 116S393) 

2013 - 2016

Assessment of mechanics of spastic muscle with intraoperative experiments: developing novel approaches to show that limited joint motion is caused by an integral abnormal functioning of the muscle-connective tissue system, Principal investigator (TUBITAK Research Fund, grant no:113S293) 

2013 - 2016

Investigation of the effects of Botox on muscular mechanics at the level of a whole muscle compartment using finite element analyses, Principal investigator (Bogaziçi University Research Fund, grant no: 7505)

2011 - 2014

Analysis of human muscular mechanics in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging, Principal investigator (TUBITAK Research Fund, grant no: 111E804)

2011 - 2015

Assessment of the effects of botox on mechanics of the target muscle and non-targteted muscles of an entire muscle compartment in experimental conditions close to in vivo, Principal investigator (Bogaziçi University Research Fund, grant no: 6372)

2009 - 2012

Testing of spastic human knee flexor muscles intraoperatively: asssessment of muscle mechanics and the acute effects of remedial surgery, Principal investigator (Bogaziçi University Research Fund, grant no: 09HX101D)

2009 - 2011

Assessment of the effects of botox used in the treatment of pathologies causing limited joint range of motion on muscular mechanics, Principal investigator (TUBITAK Research Fund, grant no: 108M431)

2006 - 2009

Assessment of the biomechanical effects of hamstring tendon graft harvesting for ACL reconstruction on muscle force, Principal investigator (TUBITAK Research Fund, grant no: 105S483)

2004 - 2008

Investigation of physiology of muscle with experimental methods, Co-principal investigator (Bogaziçi University Research Fund, grant no: 04S101), Principal Investigator: Ata Akin

2004 - 2009

Investigation of the acute effects of aponeurotomy using finite element modeling, Principal investigator (Bogaziçi University Research Fund, grant no: 04HX102)

 

Publications: 

Articles Published in International Journals

Kaya, C.S., Bilgili, F., Akalan, N.E., Temelli, Y., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A. 2019. Intraoperative experiments combined with gait analyses indicate that active state rather than passive dominates the spastic gracilis muscle's joint movement limiting effect in cerebral palsy. Clinical Biomechanics, in press.

Schleip, R., Hedley, G. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2019. Fascial Nomenclature: Update On Related Consensus Process. Clinical Anatomy, in press.

Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A. 2018. Botulinum Toxin Type-A Affects Mechanics of Non-injected Antagonistic Rat Muscles. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 84, 208-216.

Ates, F., Andrade, R.J., Freitas, S.R., Hug, F., Lacourpaille, L., Gross, R., Yucesoy, C.A. and Nordez, A. 2018. Passive Stiffness of Monoarticular Lower Leg Muscles Is Influenced by Knee Joint Angle. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 118, 585-593. 

Stecco, C., Adstrum, S., Hedley, G., Schleip, R. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Update on Fascial Nomenclature. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 22, 354.

Ates, F., Temelli, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Effects of Antagonistic and Synergistic Muscles’ Co-activation on Mechanics of Activated Spastic Semitendinosus in Children with Cerebral Palsy. Human Movement Science, 57, 103-110.

Yucesoy, C.A. and Ates, F., 2018. BTX-A has notable effects contradicting some treatment aims in the rat triceps surae compartment, which are not confined to the muscles injected. Journal of Biomechanics, 66, 78-85

Wilke, J., Schleip, R., Yucesoy, C.A. and Winfried, B., 2018. Not merely a protective packing organ? A review of fascia and its force transmission capacity. Journal of Applied Physiology, 124, 234-244.

Kaya, C.S., Temelli, Y., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Effects of inter-synergistic mechanical interactions on the mechanical behaviour of activated spastic semitendinosus muscle of patients with cerebral palsy.  Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 77, 78-84.

Yucesoy, C.A., Temelli Y. and Ates, F., 2017. Intra-operatively measured spastic semimembranosus forces  of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 36, 49-55.

Karakuzu, A., Pamuk, U., Ozturk, C., Acar, B. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging analyses indicate heterogeneous strains along human medial gastrocnemius fascicles caused by submaximal plantar-flexion activity. Journal of Biomechanics, 57, 69-78.

Adstrum, S., Hedley, G., Schleip, R, Stecco, C and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Defining the fascial system. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 21, 173-177.

Pamuk, U., Karakuzu, A., Ozturk, C., Acar, B. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. Combined magnetic resonance and diffusion tensor imaging analyses provide a powerful tool for in vivo assessment of deformation along human muscle fibers. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 63, 207-219.

Ates, F., Temelli Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. The mechanics of activated semitendinosus are not representative of the pathological knee joint condition of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 28, 130-136.

Turkoglu, A.N. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. Simulation of effects of botulinum toxin on muscular mechanics in time course of treatment based on adverse extracellular matrix adaptations. Journal of Biomechanics, 49, 1192-1198.

Pamuk, U. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. MRI analyses show that kinesio taping affects much more than just the targeted superficial tissues and causes heterogeneous deformations within the whole limb. Journal of Biomechanics, 48, 4262–4270.

Akdeniz, Z., Bayramiçli, M., Ates, F., Özkan, N.,  Yucesoy, C.A., and Ercan, F., 2015. The role of botulinum toxin type A-induced motor endplates following peripheral nerve repair. Muscle and Nerve, 52, 412-418.

Yucesoy, C.A., Turkoglu, A.N., Umur, S. and Ates, F., 2015. Intact muscle compartment exposed to botulinum toxin type A shows compromised intermuscular mechanical interaction. Muscle and Nerve, 51, 106-116.

Ates, F., Temelli Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Intraoperative experiments show relevance of inter-antagonistic mechanical interaction for spastic muscle's contribution to joint movement disorder. Clinical Biomechanics, 29, 943-949.

Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Effects of BTX-A on non-injected bi-articular muscle include a narrower length range of force exertion and increased passive force. Muscle and Nerve, 49, 866-878.

Turkoglu, A.N., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Mechanical principles of effects of botulinum toxin on muscle length-force characteristics: an assessment by finite element modeling. Journal of Biomechanics, 47,1565-1571.

Huijing, P.A., van der Kamp, J. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. The media for haptic perception and for force transmission in movement are the same of course. Journal of Motor Behavior, 46, 189-196. 

Ates, F., Özdeşlik, R.N., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2013. Muscle lengthening surgery causes differential acute mechanical effects in both targeted and non-targeted synergistic muscles. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23, 1198-1205.

Yaman, A., Ozturk, C., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2013. MRI Assessment of Mechanical Interactions Between Human Lower Leg Muscles in vivo. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 135, 091003 1-9.

Ates, F., Temelli, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2013. Human spastic Gracilis muscle isometric forces measured intraoperatively as a function of knee angle show no abnormal muscular mechanics. Clinical Biomechanics, 28, 48-54.

Yucesoy, C.A., Seref, Z. and Huijing, P.A., 2013. In muscle lengthening surgery multiple aponeurotomy does not improve intended acute effects and may counter-indicated: an assessment by finite element modeling. Computer Methods  in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 16, 12-25.

Yucesoy, C.A., Arıkan, Ö.E. and Ates, F., 2012. BTX-A administration to the target muscle affects forces of all muscles within an intact compartment and epimuscular myofascial force transmission. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 134, 111002 1-9.

Karahan, M., Akgun, U., Turkoglu, A.N., Nuran R., Ates, F., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2012. Pretzel knot compared with standard suture knots. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 20, 2302–2306.

Yucesoy, C. A. and Huijing, P. A., 2012. Specifically tailored use of the finite element method to study muscular mechanics within the context of fascial integrity: the linked fiber-matrix mesh model. International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 10, 155-170.

Huijing, P.A., Yaman, A., Ozturk, C. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2011. Effects of knee joint angle on global and local strains within human triceps surae muscle: MRI analysis indicating in vivo myofascial force transmission between synergistic muscles. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 33, 869-879.

Yucesoy, C.A., Ateş, F., Akgün, U., Karahan, M., 2010. Measurement of human Gracilis muscle isometric forces as a function of knee angle, intraoperatively. Journal of Biomechanics, 43, 2665-2671.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Epimuscular myofascial force transmission implies novel principles for muscular mechanics. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 38, 128-134.

Yucesoy, C.A., Baan, G.C. and Huijing, P.A., 2010. Substantial inter-antagonistic epimuscular myofascial force transmission occurs in the rat between the deep flexor muscles and the muscles of the anterior crural and peroneal compartments. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20,118-126.

Yucesoy, C.A. and Huijing, P.A., 2009. Assessment by Finite Element Modeling Indicates That Surgical Intramuscular Aponeurotomy Performed Closer to the Tendon Enhances Intended Acute Effects in Extramuscularly Connected Muscle. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131, 021012.

Utku, F. S., Klein, E., Saybasili, H., Yucesoy, C.A. and Weiner, S., 2008. Probing bone lamellar structure by removing water and promoting contraction. Journal of Structural Biology, 162, 361-367.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Grootenboer, H.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2008. Extramuscular myofascial force transmission alters substantially the acute effects of surgical aponeurotomy: assessment by finite element modeling. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 7, 175-189.

Seven, Y.B., Akalan, N.E. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2008. Effects of back loading on the biomechanics of sit-to-stand motion in healthy children. Human Movement Science, 27, 65-79.

Yucesoy, C.A., Huijing, P.A., 2007. Substantial effects of epimuscular myofascial force transmission on muscular mechanics have major implications on spastic muscle and remedial surgery. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 17, 664-679.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Grootenboer, H.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2007. Finite element modeling of aponeurotomy: altered myofascial force transmission mechanism yielding complex sarcomere length distributions determines acute effects. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 6, 227-243.

Güçlü, B., Schepis, E.A., Yelke, S., Yucesoy, C.A. and Bolanowski, S.J., 2006. Ovoid geometry of the Pacinian corpuscle is not the determining factor for mechanical excitation. Somatosensory & Motor Research, 23, 119-126.

Yucesoy, C.A., Maas, H., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Grootenboer, H.J., and Huijing, P.A., 2006. Mechanisms causing effects of muscle position on proximo-distal muscle force differences in extra-muscular myofascial force transmission. Medical Engineering and Physics, 28: 214-226.

Yucesoy, C.A., Baan, G.C., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Grootenboer, H.J., and Huijing, P.A., 2005. Pre-strained epimuscular connections cause muscular myofascial force transmission to affect properties of synergistic EHL and EDL muscles of the rat. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 127: 819-828.

Deveci, M., Eski, M., Gurses, S., Yucesoy, C.A., Selmanpakoglu, N., and Akkas, N., 2004. Biomechanical analysis of the rigid fixation of zygoma fractures: an experimental study. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 15: 595-602.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Baan, G.C., Grootenboer, H.J., and Huijing, P.A., 2003. Effects of inter- and extramuscular myofascial force transmission on adjacent synergistic muscles: assessment by experiments and finite element modeling. Journal of Biomechanics, 36: 1797-1811.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Baan, G.C., Grootenboer, H.J., and Huijing, P.A., 2003. Extramuscular myofascial force transmission: Experiments and finite element modeling. Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry, 11: 377-388.

Maas, H., Yucesoy, C.A., Baan, G.C., and Huijing, P.A., 2003. Implications of muscle relative position as a co-determinant of isometric muscle force: a review and some experimental results. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 3: 145-168.

Maas, H., Baan, G.C., Huijing, P.A., Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, B.H.F.J.M., and Grootenboer, H.J., 2003. The relative position of EDL muscle affects the length of sarcomeres within muscle fibers: experimental results and finite element modeling. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 125: 745-753.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Huijing, P.A., and Grootenboer, H.J., 2002. Three-dimensional finite element modeling of skeletal muscle using a two-domain approach: Linked fiber-matrix mesh model. Journal of Biomechanics, 35: 1253-1262.

Darendeliler, H., Akkök, M., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2002. Effect of variable friction coefficient on sheet metal drawing. Tribology International, 35: 97-104.

Ates, Y., Yucesoy, C.A., Unlu, M.A., Saygin, B., and Akkas, N., 2000. The mechanical properties of intact and traumatized epidural catheters. Anesthesia Analgesia, 90: 393-399.

Publications in International Proceedings

Kaya, C.S., Bilgili, F., Akalan, N.E., Temelli, Y., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Mechanics of spastic semitendinosus altered by intermuscular interactions elevate its contribution to pathological resistance against knee extension during gait. 27th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC 2018), Prague, Czech Republic.

Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Spread of botulinum toxin type-A into non-injected antagonistic muscles affects their mechanics against treatment aims. The XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Dublin, Ireland.

Yucesoy, C.A., Karakuzu, A. and Pamuk, U. 2018. Intra- and epimuscular connective tissues are not just passive structural elements, but interfere with, and affect muscle’s active mechanics. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Yucesoy, C.A., Temelli, Y. and Ates, F. 2018. Intraoperative Tests in Patients with Cerebral Palsy Show That Spastic Hamstring Muscles’ Force Production Potential Is Low in Flexed and High in Extended Knee Positions. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Acute Effects of Botulinum Toxin Within and Beyond Injected Rat Triceps Surae Muscles Contradict Some of the Treatment Objectives. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Keles, A.D. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Development of a neural network based active ankle prosthesis algorithm to address amputation level and minimum sensor requirements. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Kaya, C.S., Bilgili, F., Akalan, N.E., Temelli, Y., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Active (Not Passive) State Mechanics and Intermuscular Interactions Determine the Pathological Knee Joint Condition in Cerebral Palsy for Gait Relevant Knee Positions. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Pamuk, U. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Assessment of mechanism of force enhancement due to active state stiffened titin using linked fiber-matrix mesh model. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Yıldız, S., Pamuk, U., Baltaci, G. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Tensiomyographic assessment of changes in muscle tonus and rate of force production due to kinesio taping. 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. Dublin, Ireland.

Kaya, C.S., Bilgili, F., Akalan, N.E., Temelli, Y., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Pathological knee joint condition in children with cerebral palsy is associated with the active state muscular mechanics rather than passive. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Pamuk, U. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Finite Element Analyses Of Active State Titin Reveals Previously Unconsidered Important Effects On Muscle Mechanics. 9th International Biomechanics Congress, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Keleş, D. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. A Neural Network Based Active Ankle Prosthesis Algorithm To Minimize Sensor Requirements Accommodating Different Amputation Levels. 9th International Biomechanics Congress, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Kaya, C.S., Bilgili, F., Akalan, N.E. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Intraoperative Experiments Combined With Gait Analyses Reveal The Dominant Determinant Of Limited Knee Extension In Patients With Spastic Cerebral Palsy. 9th International Biomechanics Congress, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Şanlı, G., Tatar, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Habitual Loading Increases Stiffness And Elasticity Of The Achilles Tendon. 9th International Biomechanics Congress, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Ozan, E., Kaya, C.S., Akdeniz Doğan, Z. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2018. Comparison Of Short-Term And Long-Term Effects Of Botox Type-A On Mechanics Of The Rat Tibialis Anterior Muscle. 9th International Biomechanics Congress, Eskişehir, Turkey.

Kaya, C.S., Bilgili, F., Temelli, Y., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Co-activation Of Other Muscles Elevates Spastic Gracilis Forces In Agreement With The Typical Limited Knee Extension Condition. 25th Annual And Anniversary Meeting Of The European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS), Munich, Germany.

Kaya, C.S., Akcan, I.O., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Botulinum Toxin Type A Has Unknown Complex Effects On Exposed Muscles That Contradict Treatment Aims. 25th Annual And Anniversary Meeting Of The European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS), Munich, Germany.

Pamuk, U., Karakuzu, A. Sanlı, G., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Muscles’ Activation State Affects Medial Gastrocnemius Fiber Strain Heterogeneity: Assessment Using MRI And DTI Methods. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia.

Sanlı, G., Tatar, Y., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Effects of Landing Technique on Ground Reaction Forces and Joint Kinematics in Specific Athletic Groups. XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, Australia.

Yildiz, S., Pamuk, U., Baltaci, G., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Tensiomyography Assessment of Changes in Muscle Tissue Stiffness Due to Kinesio Taping. 31st International Kinesio Taping Association Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Kaya, C.S., Ates, F., Temelli, Y., and  Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Effects of Co-Stimulating Other Muscles on Mechanics of Spastic Gracilis at Gait Specific Joint Positions. The 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Seville, Spain.

Pamuk, U., Karakuzu, A., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Effects of Variation of Stretch and Activation Level on Human Gastrocnemius Geometric and Mechanical Metrics. The 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Seville, Spain.

Yucesoy, C.A., and Ates, F., 2017. Effects of Botulinum Toxin Injection Into Gastrocnemius on Triceps Surae and Anterior Crural Muscles of the Rat. The 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Seville, Spain.

Ates, F., Temelli, Y., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2017. Elevated Forces Of Spastic Semitendinosus Muscle Due To Inter-Muscular Interactions In Children With Cerebral Palsy. The 2017 Gait & Clinical Movement Analysis Society Annual Meeting (GCMAS 2017), Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. Analyzing the Effects of Kinesio Taping on Muscular and Connective tissues: Towards an Understanding of Mechanisms Affecting Clinical Outcomes of Kinesio Taping Objectively. Kinesio UK Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Pamuk, U., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. Kinesio Tape: What Does It Actually Do Mechanically? 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Vienna, Austria.

Karakuzu, A., Pamuk, U., Ozturk, C., Acar, B., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. Combined Diffusion Tensor and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for in vivo Assessment of Human Muscle Function. 21st Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Vienna, Austria.

Yucesoy, C.A., Kaya, C.S., Temelli, Y., and Ates, F., 2016. Spastic Semitendinosus Muscle of Cerebral Palsy Patients Tested Intra-operatively Does Get Affected by Epimuscular Myofascial Force Transmission but Shows no Abnormal Mechanics. The XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., and Ates, F., 2016. Experimental and modeling assessments specific to treatment aims indicate new viewpoints and an understanding of mechanisms of effects of botulinum toxin type A. The XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2016. Intra-operative testing of individual spastic knee flexor muscles’ capacity to affect impeded knee joint function in cerebral palsy patients. The XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. Functional anatomy. The Fourth International Fascia Research Congress, Washington DC, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., Turkoglu, A.N. and Ates F., 2015. Effects of botulinum toxin type A on muscular mechanics appear to be much more involved than known so far. International Society of Biomechanics XXVth Congress. Glasgow, UK.

Pamuk, U., Karakuzu, A., Acar, B., Ozturk, C. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. MRI and DTI analyses combined provide a powerful tool for quantifying deformation along human muscle fibers in vivo. International Society of Biomechanics XXVth Congress. Glasgow, UK.

Karakuzu, A., Pamuk, U., Acar, B. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. Using advanced MRI techniques for estimating strain distributions along muscle fibers during isometric plantar-flexion activity of human medial gastrocnemius, in vivo. International Society of Biomechanics XXVth Congress. Glasgow, UK.

Ates F., Turkoglu, A.N., Bilgili, F., Akalan N.E., Temelli, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. Spastic semitendinosus muscle of cerebral palsy patients stimulated alone cannot be the dominant source of knee movement limitation despite being a primary knee flexor. International Society of Biomechanics XXVth Congress. Glasgow, UK.

Ates F., Andrade, R., Freitas, S., Lacourpaille, L., Yucesoy, C.A., Nordez, A., 2015. Mechanical interactions between human lower leg muscles in vivo shown using elastography. International Society of Biomechanics XXVth Congress. Glasgow, UK.

Turkoglu, A.N. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. Assessment of effects of enhanced extracellular matrix stiffness due to botulinum toxin on muscular mechanics using finite element modeling. International Society of Biomechanics XXVth Congress. Glasgow, UK.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Various human and animal experiments show substantial intermuscular force transmission effects, except among muscles exposed to botulinum toxin. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Yucesoy, C.A., Temelli, Y. and Ates, F., 2014. Is improper inter-muscular mechanical coupling a key determinant for spastic muscle’s abnormal mechanics? The XX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Rome, Italy.

Ates, F. and Yucesoy C.A., 2014. The testing mechanics of muscle exposed to BTX-A for a range of lengths show new effects, indicated and contraindicated. The XX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Rome, Italy.

Turkoglu, A.N., Umur, S., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Compromising intermuscular mechanical interactions can be an unconsidered therapeutic effect of botulinum toxin. The XX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Rome, Italy.

Pamuk, U., Karakuzu, A., Akyazı, P., Acar, B., Ozturk, C. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Magnetic resonance imaging analyses confirm so far theoretically posed intermuscular interaction effecs, in vivo. The XX Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. Rome, Italy.

Turkoglu, A.N., Umur, S., Ates, F. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2014. Can Botulinum toxin offer a previously unconsidered therapeutic effect? 7th World Congress on Biomechanics, Boston. U.S.A.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2013. Muscle fiber-extracellular matrix mechanical interactions along full peripheral fiber lengths is a key determinant of muscle function. 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. Barcelona, Spain. 

Pamuk, U., Aklar Çörekçi, A., Arpak, A., Ozturk, C. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2013. Quantification using MRI analyses shows complex and widespread mechanical effects of kinesio taping within a whole limb. International Society of Biomechanics XXIVth Congress. Natal, Brazil. 

Ates, F., Temelli, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2013. Simultaneous antagonistic-agonistic stimulation causes parallelism between mechanics of spastic Gracilis muscle and the patients’ movement limitation. International Society of Biomechanics XXIVth Congress. Natal, Brazil. 

Yucesoy, C.A. and Huijing, P.A., 2011. The linked fiber-matrix model: finite element analysis of muscular mechanics within the context of a fascial integrity. XI International Conference on Computational Plasticity - Fundamentals and Applications - COMPLAS XI. Barcelona, Spain.

Ateş, F., Aytürk, O., Temelli, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2011. Knee angle-spastic gracilis muscle force relationship measured intraoperatively shows no abnormal muscular mechanics. The 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

Yucesoy, C.A., Yaman, A., Ozturk C. and Huijing, P.A., 2011. MRI analyises show in vivo occurrence of myofascial force transmission. International Society of Biomechanics XXIIIrd Congress. Brussels, Belgium.

Arıkan Ö.E., Güçlü, B., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2011. Experimental assessment of the effects of epimuscular myofascial force transmisson in the sensory level. International Society of Biomechanics XXIIIrd Congress. Brussels, Belgium.

Turkoglu, A.N., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2011. Assesment of principles of effects of botulinum toxin on mechanics of isolated muscle using finite element modeling. International Society of Biomechanics XXIIIrd Congress. Brussels, Belgium.

Ateş, F., Aytürk, O., Temelli, Y. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2011. Intraoperative measurement of human spastic gracilis muscle isometric forces as a function of knee angle. International Society of Biomechanics XXIIIrd Congress. Brussels, Belgium.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Epimuscular myofascial force transmission: novel muscular mechanics principles likely to play important roles in orthopaedic remedial surgery. International Conference On Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomechanics And Clinical Applications. London, U.K., in Journal of Biomechanics 43, supplement 1, page S65-S66.

Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Myofascial force transmission has major implications for orthopaedic remedial surgery. International Conference On Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomechanics And Clinical Applications. London, U.K., in Journal of Biomechanics 43, supplement 1, page S9.

Karahan, M., Ates F., Basci O., Akgün, U. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Is myofascial force transmission compensating for the harvested hamstrings in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? International Conference On Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomechanics And Clinical Applications. London, U.K., in Journal of Biomechanics 43, supplement 1, page S64.

Ates, F., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Remedial surgery may cause sizable effects also at unintended sites due to epimuscular myofascial force transmission. International Conference on Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomechanics and Clinical Applications. London, U.K., in Journal of Biomechanics 43, supplement 1, page S63-S64.

Ates, F., Akgün, U., Karahan, M. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Intraoperative experiments to measure directly the knee angle-gracilis muscle force data in human. 15th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Antalya, Turkey.

Ates, F., Akgün, U., Karahan, M. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2010. Intraoperative measurement of knee angle-muscle force data to characterize the previously unstudied mechanics of human gracilis muscle, directly. 6th World Congress on Biomechanics. Singapore.

Yucesoy, C.A. and Huijing, P.A., 2010. Modeling to study muscular mechanics within the context of fascial integrety: linked fiber-matrix mesh model. The 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Providence, U.S.A.

Yaman, A., Baan, G.C., Huijing, P.A., Ozturk, C. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2009. In vivo Human Muscle MRI Shows Myofascial Force Transmission Induced Serial Inhomogeneity of Sarcomere Lengths. The Workshop on Multi-Scale Muscle Mechanics. The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods-Hole, U.S.A.

Yaman, A., Ledesma-Carbayo, M.J., Baan, G.C., Huijing, P.A., Yucesoy, C.A. and Ozturk, C., 2009. MRI assessment of passive muscular mechanics in vivo using ıntensity based nonrigid b-spline registration: effects of epimuscular myofascial force transmission. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 17th Scientific Meeting & Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Jaspers, R.T., Yucesoy, C.A., Akyildiz, A.C., Testerinka, J., van der Laarse, W.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2009. Adaptation of muscle size and force by mechanical stimuli, 2009. Second International Fascia Research Congress. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Yaman, A., Ledesma-Carbayo, M.J., Baan, G.C., Huijing, P.A., Ozturk, C., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2009. Assessment using MRI shows that inter-synergistic as well as inter-antagonistic epimuscular myofascial force transmission has sizable effects within the entire human lower leg, in vivo. Second International Fascia Research Congress. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Yaman, A., Ledesma-Carbayo, M.J., Baan, G.C., Huijing, P.A., Ozturk, C., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2009. Substantial strain in extramuscular connections show exposure to force: a major role in epimuscular myofascial force transmission. Second International Fascia Research Congress. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ateş, F., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2009. The role of muscle related fascial tissues in length-history effects causing decreased active muscle force particularly at low lengths. Second International Fascia Research Congress. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ateş, F., Huijing, P.A. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2009. Due to epimuscular myofascial force transmission, surgical aponeurotomy causes a force reduction not only for the agonist but also for its non-targeted synergist. International Society of Biomechanics XXIIth Congress. Cape Town, South Africa.

Yucesoy, C.A., Baan, G.C. and Huijing, P.A., 2009. Substantial inter-antagonistic epimuscular myofascial force transmission occurs within the entire lower leg of the rat. International Society of Biomechanics XXIIth Congress. Cape Town, South Africa.

Arıkan, E., Huijing, P.A., Güçlü, B., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2009. Altered afferent response of restrained antagonistic muscles after passive stretching of Gastrocnemius indicate a remarkable role of epimuscular myofascial force transmission in the sensory level. Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Conference: Neuroscience 2009. Chicago, U.S.A.

Erdogan, S.B., Yucesoy, C.A., Huijing, P.A. and Akin, A., 2008. Evaluation of Co-activation of Antagonistic Muscles using Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Biomedical optics (BIOMED), St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., Huijing, P.A., 2007. The effects of surgical aponeurotomy are not unique but mechanical condition dependent due to myofascial force transmission. International Society of Biomechanics XXII th Congress. Taipei, Taiwan, in Journal of Biomechanics 40, supplement 2, page S262.

Seven, Y.B., Akalan N.E., and Yucesoy, C.A., 2007. Back loading affects substantially the biomechanics of sit-to-stand motion in healthy children. International Society of Biomechanics XXII th Congress. Taipei, Taiwan, in Journal of Biomechanics 40, supplement 2, page S691.

Yucesoy, C.A., Ateş, F., Yaman, B. and Huijing, P. A., 2007. Major Effects of Epimuscular Myofascial Force Transmission on Muscular Mechanics in Experimental Conditions Similar to Those in vivo. First International Fascia Research Congress. Boston, USA in Thomas W. Findley and Robert Schleip, Editors, Fascia Research: Basic Science and Implications for Conventional and Complementary Health Care, Elsevier, Munich, page 212-213.

Jaspers, R. T., Yucesoy, C.A., van der Laarse, W. J. and Huijing, P. A., 2006. Mechanical and biochemical stimuli as regulators of adaptation of muscle size and force. 5th Word Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, in Journal of Biomechanics 39, supplement 1, page S41.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Grootenboer, H.J., and Huijing, P.A. 2005. Acute effects of intramuscular aponeurotomy assessed by finite element modeling. International Society of Biomechanics XXI th Congress. Cleveland, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Baan, G.C., Grootenboer, H.J., and Huijing, P.A. 2005. Effects of extramuscular myofascial force transmission on muscle force and mechanics. First International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues. Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

Yucesoy, C.A., Baan, G.C., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Grootenboer, H.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2004. Complex extramuscular connections lead muscle relative position to play the key role in myofascial force transmission. 14th European Society of Biomechanics Conference, Den Bosch, the Netherlands.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Baan, G.C., Grootenboer, H.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2003. Inter- and extramuscular myofascial force transmission function as a major determinant of muscle force and length range of force exertion. International Society of Biomechanics XIX th Congress, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H. J. F. M., Baan, G.C., Grootenboer, H.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2002. Inter- and extramuscular myofascial force transmission affect muscular mechanics substantially: a review of recent results. 9th Dutch Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Papendal, The Netherlands.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H. J. F. M., Grootenboer, H.J. and Huijing, P.A., 2002. Finite element modeling of the effects of relative position of a muscle with intact extramuscular connections. 12th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB12), Lemnos, Greece.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Huijing, P.A. and Grootenboer, H.J., 2001. FEM assessment of intermuscular myofascial force transmission. 8th Dutch Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Papendal, The Netherlands.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Huijing, P.A. and Grootenboer, H.J., 2001. Finite element modeling of intermuscular interactions and myofascial force transmission. 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Istanbul, Turkey.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Huijing, P.A. and Grootenboer, H.J., 2001. Three-dimensional finite element modeling of skeletal muscle using a two-domain approach: Linked fiber-matrix mesh model. International Society of Biomechanics XVIII th Congress, Zurich, Switzerland.

Yucesoy, C.A., Koopman, H.J.F.M., Huijing, P.A. and Grootenboer, H. J., 2000. Three dimensional finite element modeling of skeletal muscle applying a linked active-passive mesh model. 7th Dutch Annual Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Papendal, The Netherlands.

Yucesoy, C.A., Boyar, H., Ugur, M., Turan, B., Severcan, F. and Akkas, N., 1999. Biomechanical and spectroscopical investigations of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat bones. 2nd Federation of European Physiological Societies Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Books & Chapters in Books

Ates, F., Heybeli N. and Yucesoy, C.A., 2015. Biomedical Engineering and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. In: Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. M.,N., Doral, J., Karlsson Eds. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: 3097-3110.

Jaspers, R. T., Yucesoy, C.A. and Huijing, P.A., 2012. Roles of fascia in molecular biology of adaptation of muscle size. In: Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body. R. Schleip, T. Findley, L. Chaitow and P. A. Huijing Eds. . London, Elsevier Health Sciences imprint Churchill Livingstone: 497-502.

Ozturk, C., Yaman, A., Yucesoy, C.A. and Huijing, P.A.,  2012. Advanced MRI Techniques  for in vivo Biomechanical tissue Movement Analysis. In: Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body. R. Schleip, T. Findley, L. Chaitow and P. A. Huijing Eds. . London, Elsevier Health Sciences imprint Churchill Livingstone: 489-495.

Yucesoy, C.A. and Huijing, P.A., 2012. Mathematical Modeling. In: Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body. R. Schleip, T. Findley, L. Chaitow and P. A. Huijing Eds. . London, Elsevier Health Sciences imprint Churchill Livingstone: 503-509.

Seven, Y. B., Akalan N. E., and Yucesoy, C. A., 2011. Effects of backpack load on sit-to-stand movement in children. Chapter 7 in: Load Carriage in School Children: Epidemiology and Exercise Science. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Yucesoy, C.A. Intra-, Inter- and Extramuscular Myofascial Force Transmission: A Combined Finite Element Modeling and Experimental Approach, Enschede, 2003, ISBN: 90-365-1933-0

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BM 525 Tissue Biomechanics
Introduction to biomechanics and to the structures of the musculoskeletal system. Concepts of continuum mechanics, finite deformation analysis, viscoelasticity, anisotropy inhomogeneity and hyperelasticity, to describe the complex mechanical properties of biological tissues, with the emphasis on the tissues comprising the musculoskeletal system.

BM 526 Motion Biomechanics
Analysis of movement of the musculoskeletal system: anthropometry, link-segment models, kinematics, kinetics. Active and passive mechanical properties of skeletal muscle in relation to its structure. Mechanisms of transmission of muscle force. Effects of myofascial force transmission on muscle function. Motor control and coordination of muscular activity: types of muscle fibers, motor units, size principle, sensory information.

BM 586 Skeletal Muscle Mechanics
Skeletal muscle architecture: morphology, uni- and multipennate muscles, mono- and multiarticular muscles. Mechanism of activation and sliding filament theory. Force production in the sarcomere level in isometric and isokinetic conditions. Force production in the muscle level and muscle architecture variations in relation to force production. Muscle mechanics: Hill’s muscle equation, Hill type muscle models, constancy of muscle volume, constitutive models, mechanisms of transmission of muscle force. Finite element modeling of muscle. Experimental techniques.

BM 592 Fundamental Mechanics For Biomedical Engineers
Introduction to stress and strain. Axial, transverse and torsional loading. Bending of beams. Stress and strain transformations. Energy methods. Column buckling. Kinematics, kinetics and vibration analysis. Fundamentals of the finite element method. Selected applicatios in biomechanics.