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Structure of the tendon connective tissue
- P. Kannus
- Biology, EngineeringScandinavian journal of medicine & science in…
- 1 December 2000
The basic function of the tendon is to transmit the force created by the muscle to the bone, and, in this way, make joint movement possible, the complex macro‐ and microstructure of tendons and tendon fibers make this possible.
Effect of a vibration exposure on muscular performance and body balance. Randomized cross‐over study
It is shown in this study that a single bout of whole body vibration transiently improves muscle performance of lower extremities and body balance in young healthy adults.
Human Tendons: Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
Tendon anatomy and physiology biomechanics and development tendon injuries tendons disorders and other diseases diagnostic and treatment facilities in tendon problems and healing.
Histopathological changes preceding spontaneous rupture of a tendon. A controlled study of 891 patients.
Findings clearly indicate that, at least in an urban population, degenerative changes are common in the tendons of people who are older than thirty-five years and that these changes are associated with spontaneous rupture.
Prevention of falls and consequent injuries in elderly people
Isokinetic evaluation of muscular performance: implications for muscle testing and rehabilitation.
- P. Kannus
- EducationInternational journal of sports medicine
Interfacing of microprocessors with isokinetic dynamometers has enabled the rapid quantification of many parameters of muscle function including peak torque, angle-specific torque, work, power,…
Effect of four-month vertical whole body vibration on performance and balance.
The 4-month whole body vibration-intervention enhanced jumping power in young adults, suggesting neuromuscular adaptation to the vibration stimulus, and showed no effect on dynamic or static balance of the subjects.
Effect of Starting Age of Physical Activity on Bone Mass in the Dominant Arm of Tennis and Squash Players
The effect of biological age at which unilateral loading was started (that is, the starting age of training relative to the age at menarche) on the difference in bone mass in playing and nonplaying arms of female racket-sport players was determined.
Effect of 4-min vertical whole body vibration on muscle performance and body balance: a randomized cross-over study.
- S. Torvinen, H. Sievänen, T. Järvinen, M. Pasanen, S. Kontulainen, P. Kannus
- MedicineInternational journal of sports medicine
- 1 July 2002
It was concluded that a 4-min long, 2-mm vertically-vibrating vibration-stimulus did not induce changes in the performance and balance tests, however, the mean power frequency of the EMG in the vastus lateralis and gluteus medius muscles decreased during the vibration-intervention, indicating muscle fatigue, particularly in the hip region.
Exercise-induced bone gain is due to enlargement in bone size without a change in volumetric bone density: a peripheral quantitative computed tomography study of the upper arms of male tennis players.