Relationships of 35 lower limb muscles to height and body mass quantified using MRI.

@article{Handsfield2014RelationshipsO3,
  title={Relationships of 35 lower limb muscles to height and body mass quantified using MRI.},
  author={Geoffrey G Handsfield and C. H. Meyer and Joseph M. Hart and Mark F. Abel and Silvia Blemker},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2014},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={631-8}
}
Skeletal muscle is the most abundant tissue in the body and serves various physiological functions including the generation of movement and support. Whole body motor function requires adequate quantity, geometry, and distribution of muscle. This raises the question: how do muscles scale with subject size in order to achieve similar function across humans? While much of the current knowledge of human muscle architecture is based on cadaver dissection, modern medical imaging avoids limitations of… CONTINUE READING