Effect of disuse on the ultrastructure of the achilles tendon in rats

@article{Nakagawa2006EffectOD,
  title={Effect of disuse on the ultrastructure of the achilles tendon in rats},
  author={Yoshinao Nakagawa and M. Totsuka and T. Sato and Yoshiro Fukuda and Koichi Hirota},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={239-242}
}
  • Yoshinao Nakagawa, M. Totsuka, +2 authors Koichi Hirota
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
  • SummaryWe examined the influence exerted, through disuse of the hindlimb, on the collagen fibres of the achilles tendon in rats. With disuse the body mass decreased by 28%, and the mass of soleus muscle decreased by 20%. A decrease in the surface area and diameter was observed in the experimental group when compared to the control group. A histogram of the collagen fibres showed a decrease of the thick fibres in the experimental group. The maximum surface area of collagen fibres in the… CONTINUE READING
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