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Performance capacity of trunk muscles in ankylosing spondylitis.
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PMID:  6236017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The comparative results of four tests (a dynamometer, a single and a repetitive dynamic and a static test) to determine the performance capacity of trunk muscles in ankylosing spondylitis are reported. Seventeen men and four women, aged 31 to 35 yrs, were examined. Trunk muscle performance was compared with the flexion mobility of the spine and ESR. The best correlation between muscle capacity of trunk extensors and spinal mobility was seen in the static trunk extensor test. The best correlation between muscle capacity of trunk flexors and spinal mobility was seen in the single dynamic test. Because the comprehensive exercise therapy including muscle strengthening is supported by our results and there is no generally recommended test for evaluating the performance capacity of trunk muscles, it seems reasonable to develop such tests of trunk muscles for clinical assessment of ankylosing spondylitis. Clinical trials to ensure the positive effect of well trained trunk muscles in ankylosing spondylitis are still lacking.
H Alaranta; S L Karppi; L M Voipio-Pulkki
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-01     Completed Date:  1984-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / physiopathology*
Exercise Therapy
Isometric Contraction
Muscle Contraction
Spine / physiopathology
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / physiopathology*,  therapy

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