標題: The effects of cyclic stretching on tensile properties of the rabbit's skeletal muscle
作者: Tsuang, YH
Sun, JS
Chen, IH
Hsu, SH
Tsao, KY
Wei, KY
Hang, YS
工業工程與管理學系
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
關鍵字: cyclic stretch;sub-failure;muscle-tendon unit
公開日期: 1-Jan-1998
摘要: Objective. To define the threshold of muscle injury with cyclic passive stretch. Design. The changes in the load-deformation curve of muscle-tendon unit were monitored until the failure point by an in vivo rabbit model. Background. Muscle injuries range in severity from a simple strain to complete rupture. Although strains occur more frequently than complete failures, only a few studies have investigated the phenomena of these sub-failure injuries. Monitoring of the continuum for stretch-induced injury allows us to define the threshold of stretch injury. Methods. Thirty rabbits' triceps surae muscle-tendon unit preparations were used. One of the pairs (control) was stretched until failure; the other (experimental) was first cyclic stretched to either 12, 20 or 25% of the initial length of the muscle-tendon unit and then stretched to failure. Comparisons were made between the load-deformation curves of the experimental and control specimens. Results. When cyclic stretched to 12 or 20%, there were no significant changes existed in the biomechanical parameters except the deformation at the peak load. In contrast, all the biomechanical parameters except the ration of the energy absorption changed significantly after 25% strain cyclic stretch. Conclusions. A threshold for stretch-induced injury does exist. This can be reproduced at the 25% strain of the triceps surae muscle-tendon unit. Relevance Muscle-tendon injuries, primarily muscle strains or tears, are extremely common in professional and amateur athletes. This experimental study with rabbits, give evidence that changes in the biomechanical properties after sub-failure injury does exist in the muscle tendon unit. More importantly, stretching before competition should not exceed 25% strain in the triceps surae muscle-tendon unit. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0268-0033(97)00051-X
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/128
ISSN: 0268-0033
DOI: 10.1016/S0268-0033(97)00051-X
期刊: CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
起始頁: 48
結束頁: 53
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