Source: Medical Hypotheses, 2013, 80 (6) p. 806-809
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Date of publication: June 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This article compares arthrogenous muscle inhibition, which causes quadriceps muscle weakness and leads to falls, with myofascial trigger point, causing muscle tightness, pain and weakness to detect knee instability, and therefore falls, in the elderly. MTrP is more sensitive in detecting impairment and changes in neuromuscular set up, and can allow early detection and prevention of falls in the elderly.
Length of publication: 3 pages
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