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Immobilization and Skeletal Muscles

  • Franz U. Steinberg
Part of the Topics in Bone and Mineral Disorders book series (TBMD)

Abstract

Skeletal muscle and immobilization are linked in a dual causal relationship. Muscle paralysis is an obvious cause of immobilization. On the other hand, when muscles are immobilized by extraneous forces they undergo changes which may permanently affect their structure and function.

Keywords

Skeletal Muscle Motor Unit Leverage Action Functional Electrical Stimulation Mechanical Advantage 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz U. Steinberg
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.The Jewish Hospital of St. LouisUSA

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