Differential atrophy of the lower-limb musculature during prolonged bed-rest

@article{Belav2009DifferentialAO,
  title={Differential atrophy of the lower-limb musculature during prolonged bed-rest},
  author={Daniel L Belav{\'y} and Tanja Miokovic and Gabriele Armbrecht and Carolyn A. Richardson and J{\"o}rn Rittweger and Dieter Felsenberg},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={107},
  pages={489-499}
}
Patients with medical, orthopaedic and surgical conditions are often assigned to bed-rest and/or immobilised in orthopaedic devices. Although such conditions lead to muscle atrophy, no studies have yet considered differential atrophy of the lower-limb musculature during inactivity to enable the development of rehabilitative exercise programmes. Bed-rest is a model used to simulate the effects of spaceflight and physical inactivity. Ten male subjects underwent 56-days of bed-rest. Magnetic… CONTINUE READING
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