Age-sex differences in the hip abductor muscle properties.

  title={Age-sex differences in the hip abductor muscle properties.},
  author={Ji-Won Kim and Yuri Kwon and Hong-Young Chung and Gwang-Moon Eom and Jae-Hoon Jun and Jin-Sang Chung and Byung Kyu Park},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  volume={11 3},
AIM Elderly women are reported to have worse postural balance in the mediolateral direction than elderly men, which may be related to hip lateral muscle properties. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of sex, age and their interactions on hip abductor muscle properties. METHODS Thirty elderly and 30 young healthy subjects were recruited in this study. Subjects were instructed to abduct their leg as forcefully and quickly as possible under isometric condition, in response… CONTINUE READING
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