Balance control in patients with distal versus proximal muscle weakness.

Abstract

Muscle weakness is consistently associated with falls in the elderly people, typically when present along with other risk factors. However, it remains unknown whether and how muscle weakness alone affects balance. This hampers development of more effective fall prevention strategies. Clinical observations suggest that the amount and distribution of muscle… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2009.09.063

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