Stretching After Heat But Not After Cold Decreases Contractures After Spinal Cord Injury in Rats.

@article{Iwasawa2016StretchingAH,
  title={Stretching After Heat But Not After Cold Decreases Contractures After Spinal Cord Injury in Rats.},
  author={Hiroyuki Iwasawa and Masato Nomura and Naoyoshi Sakitani and Kosuke Watanabe and Daichi Watanabe and Hideki Moriyama},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2016},
  volume={474 12},
  pages={2692-2701}
}
BACKGROUND Contractures are a prevalent and potentially severe complication in patients with neurologic disorders. Although heat, cold, and stretching are commonly used for treatment of contractures and/or spasticity (the cause of many contractures), the sequential effects of these modalities remain unclear. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES Using an established rat… CONTINUE READING