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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE