Patellar tendon properties with fluctuating menstrual cycle hormones.

  title={Patellar tendon properties with fluctuating menstrual cycle hormones.},
  author={Katherine E. Burgess and Stephen John Pearson and Gladys Leopoldine Onamb{\'e}l{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  volume={24 8},
Debate continues over whether skeletal muscle performance and injury risk vary over the course of the menstrual cycle. Alterations in tendon properties may play a role in the potential fluctuations of both of these variables. The aim of the current study was to determine any association between menstrual cycle phase and corresponding levels of female sex hormones and tendon properties. Fifteen normally menstruating (28-32-day cycles) healthy females (age 23 +/- 1 years, mass 63.1 +/- 2.6 kg… CONTINUE READING
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