The effect of physical activity on ligamentous strength: an overview*.

@article{Cornwall1984TheEO,
  title={The effect of physical activity on ligamentous strength: an overview*.},
  author={Mark W. Cornwall and B F Leveau},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={1984},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={
          275-7
        }
}
A brief review of the literature pertaining to the strengthening of ligamentous tissue through physical activity is presented. Although literature exists supporting both sides of the question, the predominence of evidence seems to be in favor of improved ligamentous strength following physical activity. Despite the general agreement, the exact mechanism involved is unclear. It is also unclear whether the ligament or the ligament-bone interface is the site of increased strength. A review of the… CONTINUE READING

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