Vibration training intervention to maintain cartilage thickness and serum concentrations of cartilage oligometric matrix protein (COMP) during immobilization.

@article{Liphardt2009VibrationTI,
  title={Vibration training intervention to maintain cartilage thickness and serum concentrations of cartilage oligometric matrix protein (COMP) during immobilization.},
  author={A-M Liphardt and Annegret M{\"u}ndermann and Seungbum Koo and Natalie Baecker and Thomas P. Andriacchi and Jochen Zange and Jochen Mester and Martina Heer},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={1598-603}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypotheses that 1) 14-days of immobilization of young healthy subjects using a 6 degrees -"head-down-tilt-bed-rest"-model (6 degrees -HDT) would reduce cartilage thickness in the knee and serum Cartilage oligometric matrix protein (COMP) concentration and 2) isolated whole body vibration training would counteract the bed rest effects. METHOD The study was performed and designed in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki and is registered as trial DRKS00000140 in the… CONTINUE READING