Motoneuron activity and muscle fibre type composition in hemiparesis.

@article{Jakobsson1992MotoneuronAA,
  title={Motoneuron activity and muscle fibre type composition in hemiparesis.},
  author={Finnbogi Jakobsson and L G Grimby and Lars Edstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={115-9}
}
The firing of single motor units (MUs) in musculus tibialis anterior (TA) was studied during maximal voluntary effort and maximal speed of walking in 10 patients with severe chronic hemiparesis and the findings compared to normal data. As shown in a previous study, the paralysed TA exhibited an increase in proportion of type 2 fibres as compared with normal muscle. Thus, 57% of the muscle fibres were type 1 and 43% type 2, while the normal percentages were 80% and 20% respectively. The present… CONTINUE READING

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