Partial weight bearing does not prevent musculoskeletal losses associated with disuse.

@article{Swift2013PartialWB,
  title={Partial weight bearing does not prevent musculoskeletal losses associated with disuse.},
  author={Joshua M. Swift and Florence Lima and Brandon Richard Macias and Matthew R Allen and Elizabeth S. Greene and Yasaman Shirazi-Fard and Joshua S Kupke and Harry A Hogan and Susan A Bloomfield},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={2052-60}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether partial weight-bearing activity, at either one-sixth or one-third of body mass, blunts the deleterious effects of simulated microgravity (0G) after 21 d on muscle mass and quantitative/qualitative measures of bone. METHODS Using a novel, previously validated partial weight-bearing suspension… CONTINUE READING