Chapter 2 Characteristics of the F-Wave and H-Reflex in Patients with Cerebrovascular Diseases : A New Method to Evaluate Neurological Findings and Effects of Continuous Stretching of the Affected Arm

@inproceedings{Fujiwara2013Chapter2C,
  title={Chapter 2 Characteristics of the F-Wave and H-Reflex in Patients with Cerebrovascular Diseases : A New Method to Evaluate Neurological Findings and Effects of Continuous Stretching of the Affected Arm},
  author={Tetsuji Fujiwara and Makiko Tani and Eiichi Saitoh},
  year={2013}
}
The F-wave is a result of the backfire of α-motoneurons following an antidromic inva‐ sion of propagated impulses across the axon hillock (Kimura, 1974). Its occurrence reflects excitability changes in the spinal motor neurons, as reported in patients with spasticity (Odusote & Eisen, 1979) and in healthy subjects with isometric contraction (Suzuki, Fujiwara & Takeda, 1993). In our previous study that investigated the nervous system of hemiplegic patients, excitability of spinal neural function… CONTINUE READING