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Brain Res. 1996 Sep 23;734(1-2):341-4.

Biceps femoris tendon jerk reflexes are enhanced at the end of the swing phase in humans.

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Department of Medical Physics & Biophysics, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


The phase-dependent modulation of the biceps femoris (BF) tendon jerk reflexes was investigated in a reduced form of walking. All subjects (12) investigated showed tendon reflexes throughout the whole step cycle but the amplitude was largest in the middle and late swing phase of the ipsilateral leg. It is concluded that the normally occurring BF burst at end swing could be due to stretch-induced activity.

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