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OBJECTIVE To determine whether long-term recreational tennis participation is associated with increased bone and muscle mass in the dominant compared to the non-dominant arm, in postmenopausal tennis players. METHODS Dual-energy X-ray whole body scans were performed in 10 postmenopausal tennis players (mean +/- S.D.; 59.7 +/- 4.8 years) and 12(More)
OBJECTIVES This was a descriptive study involving maximal and average isometric strength measurements of the cervical musculature. The purpose of this study was 1) to determine the test-retest reliability of a computerized dynamometer for measuring muscular strength of the neck flexor and extensor muscles in a healthy population, and 2) to afford a(More)
The right sciatic nerve of 50 one-month-old male rats was cut under general anaesthesia. Groups of animals were sacrificed at intervals of up to 12 weeks after operation and the length of the femora, tibiae and first and fifth metatarsals were measured with a caliper accurate to 0.05 mm. From the first week, both metatarsals were between 3% and 5% shorter(More)
Thirty 5-week-old male rats were used to discern the local modifications of the growth plate after drilling. A 1-mm wide drill hole was made on the right femur from the intercondylar notch to the diaphysis crossing the growth plate, with the left femur acting as a sham-operated control. Animals were killed in four five-unit groups at 1, 2, 8, and 16 weeks,(More)
One hundred and five 5-week-old male rats were used to study the influence of the stability of an osteotomy on longitudinal overgrowth of the bone. In 45 rats (Group 1) a transverse diaphyseal osteotomy of the right tibia was made; the left tibia was left untreated. In the second 45 rats (Group 2) the right tibia was osteotomized after applying an external(More)
The effect on bone growth after stripping of the periosteum of the middle third of the femur was investigated in 70 rats. Seventy further animals were used as controls. The animals were serially killed at 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20 weeks after operation. The femoral length, intertrochanteric diameter, diameter of the distal epiphysis of the femur, diameter(More)
Arthroscopy has developed as one of the branches of former cystoscopy. During the past 200 years a few people have made invaluable contributions to development of arthroscopy (Bozzini, Takagi, Watanabe...) After the World War II scientific and technological progress was so fast that arthroscopy proved to be a valuable tool in orthopedics, not only as a(More)
Thirty-three athletes complaining of back pain of more than 1 months' duration and with normal radiography of the lower spine were all studied by scintigraphy and in 24 of them with single photon emission computerized tomography. A stress fracture was considered present if localized increased uptake was seen at a vertebral level. Scintigraphy showed(More)
A prospective study was carried out to test the sensitivity and specificity of stress radiography in detecting anterior cruciate ligament deficiency in both knees of 116 patients using the Telos device. In 47 of these a total or partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament was diagnosed by arthroscopy, while the ligament was intact in the remaining 69(More)