The cumulative strain distribution plotting relative surface area of the tendon against strain. (A) Cumulative strain distribution of specimen 5 at different loading conditions and (B) the cumulative strain distribution for all specimens at maximum load. The X-axis represents the relative surface area of the specimen. The Y-axis represents strain. In this way, the relative surface area showing a strain of less than and equal to a certain value is plotted. E.g. in graph (A) for specimen 5, at maximum load, 80% of the surface area of the tendon showed a strain of less than or equal to 2%.