volume 29, issue 10, P1291-1296 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00047-4
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Abstract: The effect of muscle contraction on a contusion injury model was studied in the gastrocnemius muscle of anesthetized rats. Both limbs of 18 rats received a contusion injury with a blunt non-penetrating impact. One hind limb was relaxed during impact and the other was electrically stimulated to tetanic contraction. The impact was produced using a drop-mass technique (mass = 171 g, height = 101 cm, spherical radius of impactor tip = 6.4 mm). The impact response was determined by sampling (10 kHz) the transmitted…

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