A simulation study of reflex instability in spasticity: origins of clonus.

@article{Hidler1999ASS,
  title={A simulation study of reflex instability in spasticity: origins of clonus.},
  author={J. Hidler and W. Rymer},
  journal={IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          327-40
        }
}
  • J. Hidler, W. Rymer
  • Published 1999
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • Clonus is defined as an involuntary rhythmic muscle contraction that generally occurs in people who have sustained lesions involving descending motor pathways in the neuraxis, and is usually accompanied by other signs of reflex hyperexcitability such as spasticity. This paper hypothesizes that clonus arises when two conditions occur simultaneously: 1) the reflex pathway contains long delay times (implying innervation of distal limb muscles, exacerbated when these muscles display slow twitch… CONTINUE READING
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