Contractile Properties of Muscle Fibers from the Forelimb Deep and Superficial Digital Flexors of Horses

@inproceedings{Butcher2010ContractilePO,
  title={Contractile Properties of Muscle Fibers from the Forelimb Deep and Superficial Digital Flexors of Horses},
  author={Michael T. Butcher and P. Bryant Chase and John W. Hermanson and Anthony Neil Clark and N. M. Brunet and John E. A. Bertram},
  year={2010}
}
Equine digital flexor muscles have independent tendons but nearly identical mechanical relationship to the main joint they act upon. Yet these muscles have remarkable diversity in architecture, ranging from long, unipennate fibers (‘short’ compartment of DDF) to very short, multipennate fibers (SDF). To investigate the functional relevance of the form of the digital flexor muscles, fiber contractile properties were analyzed in the context of architecture differences and in vivo function during… CONTINUE READING