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Isokinetic evaluation of ankle muscle strength and fatigue in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
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PMID:  21364512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: The aim of the study was to compare the strength and fatigue of ankle plantarflexor/dorsiflexor muscles using isokinetic dynamometer in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) versus healthy control subjects. DESIGN: A controlled study SETTING: Outpatients clinic of our Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. POPULATION: Twenty-six AS patients and 26 control subjects participated in this study. METHODS: In both groups the isokinetic tests are conducted by isokinetic dynamometer.The evaluations were made in plantarflexion/dorsiflexion patterns;peak torque, agonist/antagonist ratio and work fatigue isokinetic parameters were evaluated for the ankle 30 º/s, 60º/s, 120º/s angular velocities. Pain severity, clinical findings, and functional status were also evaluated in the study group. RESULTS: In the patient group, ankle plantarflexion muscle strength was significantly lower compared to the control group in all angular velocities (P<0.05). Agonist/antagonist ratio was significantly lower in the patient group compared to the control group in all angular velocities (P<0.01). The work fatigue was decreased for bilateral ankle plantarflexors at 120º/s angular velocities (P<0.05). There was no significant difference between the measurements of ankle dorsiflexors (P>0.05). There was no relation between the decreased muscle strength and pain severity, clinical findings, and functional status of AS patients. CONCLUSION: We found ankle muscles fatigue and decreased ankle plantarflexor muscle strength in patients with AS compared to control subjects.
N Sahin; E Ozcan; A Baskent; A Karan; O Ekmeci; E Kasikcioglu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-02
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Title:  European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1973-9095     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101465662     Medline TA:  Eur J Phys Rehabil Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey -
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