Effect of muscle biomechanics on the quantification of spasticity

D. G. Kamper*, B. D. Schmit, W. Z. Rymer

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Abstract

The effect of muscle biomechanics on the quantification of spasticity was discussed. Stretch reflexes were elicited in the muscles of interest by constant velocity ramp-and-hold stretches at the corresponding joint. Results showed that initial normalized fiber length was significantly greater for the experiments involving the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) muscles than for those involving the elbow muscles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1122-1134
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Volume29
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

Keywords

  • Fiber length
  • Stretch reflex
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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