Changes in stretch reflexes and muscle stiffness with age in prepubescent children.

@article{Grosset2007ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in stretch reflexes and muscle stiffness with age in prepubescent children.},
  author={Jean-François Grosset and I. Mª. Carcel{\'e}n Mora and Daniel Lambertz and Chantal P{\'e}rot},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={102 6},
  pages={
          2352-60
        }
}
Musculo-articular stiffness of the triceps surae (TS) increases with age in prepubescent children, under both passive and active conditions. This study investigates whether these changes in muscle stiffness influence the amplitude of the reflex response to muscle stretch. TS stiffness and reflex activities were measured in 46 children (7-11 yr old) and in 9 adults. The TS Hoffmann reflex (H reflex) and T reflex (tendon jerk) in response to taping the Achilles tendon were evaluated at rest and… CONTINUE READING

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