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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 1985 Jul;48(7):676-85.

Chronic transformation of muscle in spasticity: a peripheral contribution to increased tone.

Abstract

Mechanical properties of relaxed lower leg muscles were assessed by torque measurements during imposed constant velocity dorsiflexion-plantarflexion cycles. At low angular velocities, they exhibited an elastic and an energy-consuming, velocity-independent (plastic) resistance. In most patients with long-standing spasticity, both of these were enhanced. The results support the hypothesis of secondary structural changes of muscles in spasticity.

PMID:
4031912
PMCID:
PMC1028410
DOI:
10.1136/jnnp.48.7.676
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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