Preserving sarcomere number after tenotomy requires stretch and contraction.


INTRODUCTION Passive stretch therapy is utilized to improve the range of motion of chronically shortened muscles. However, human studies show conflicting results as whether passive stretch is clinically effective. METHODS The soleus muscles of adult rats were tenotomized to induce muscle shortening adaptation. Muscles included were non-treated normal… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/mus.22286