Accession Number : ADA332656

Title :   Post-Polio Syndrome as a Model for Musculo-Tendinous Overuse Syndromes in Military and Civilian Populations

Descriptive Note : Annual rept 1 Jan 96-31 Dec 96

Corporate Author : ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Keenan, Mary Ann

PDF Url : ADA332656

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Musculoskeletal injuries are common among military recruits: incidence rates of 20%-90% have been reported. Of these, as many as 87% are due to overuse. This project aims to predict individuals' susceptibility to muscle overuse injury based on their pattern of weakness and to develop ways of preventing and treating these overuse injuries. The hypothesis is that focal weakness predisposes to overuse syndromes (i.e. pain and inflammation of soft tissues) related to the weakened muscles and/or to those used in compensatory movement strategies. The muscle weakness experienced by many individuals with Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) results in a pattern of accelerated overuse.

Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *MUSCLES, *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, MILITARY PERSONNEL, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, PAIN, CIVILIAN POPULATION, INFLAMMATION, RECRUITS, ACCELERATED TESTING, SOFT TISSUES.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE