Intermittent stretching induces fibrosis in denervated rat muscle.


INTRODUCTION Stretching (St) has been used for treating denervated muscles. However, its effectiveness and safety claims require further study. METHODS Rats were divided into: (1) those with denervated (D) muscles, evaluated 7 or 15 days after sciatic nerve crush injury; (2) those with D muscles submitted to St during 7 or 15 days; and (3) those with… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/mus.24702