Effects of growth on geometry of gastrocnemius muscle in children: a three-dimensional ultrasound analysis.

@article{Bnard2011EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of growth on geometry of gastrocnemius muscle in children: a three-dimensional ultrasound analysis.},
  author={Menno R. B{\'e}nard and Jaap Harlaar and Jules G. Becher and Peter A. Huijing and Richard T. Jaspers},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2011},
  volume={219 3},
  pages={388-402}
}
During development, muscle growth is usually finely adapted to meet functional demands in daily activities. However, how muscle geometry changes in typically developing children and how these changes are related to functional and mechanical properties is largely unknown. In rodents, longitudinal growth of the pennate m. gastrocnemius medialis (GM) has been shown to occur mainly by an increase in physiological cross-sectional area and less by an increase in fibre length. Therefore, we aimed to… CONTINUE READING