Effect of rate of distraction on loss of range of joint movement, muscle stiffness, and intramuscular connective tissue content during surgical limb-lengthening: a study in the rabbit.

@article{Williams1999EffectOR,
  title={Effect of rate of distraction on loss of range of joint movement, muscle stiffness, and intramuscular connective tissue content during surgical limb-lengthening: a study in the rabbit.},
  author={Paul E. Williams and H. Mitchell Simpson and Peter Kyberd and John Kenwright and Geoffrey Goldspink},
  journal={The Anatomical record},
  year={1999},
  volume={255 1},
  pages={78-83}
}
Surgical lengthening of limbs often results in loss of range of joint movement and this has been shown to be associated with an increase in passive tension and an increase in collagen content of the muscles. In this study, we have investigated the length/tension properties and the connective tissue component of muscle distracted at three different rates in order to determine whether low rates of distraction would enable the connective tissue component, as well as the contractile component… CONTINUE READING

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