View Full Version : Articles Regarding Muscle Twitch in the Lower Extremities

David P. Dillard
08-19-1998, 06:15 AM
Below your original message you will find citations to a couple of
articles that deal with muscle twitch and the lower extremities. I hope
they will prove helpful to you in your research.

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 14:41:50 +0100
From: Michael Dillon
Subject: Muscle twitch times
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.biomch-l

Good afternoon.

I am interested in attaining some more information regarding muscle twitch
times for lower limb muscles. Much of the literature I have retrieved is
specific to the upperlimb or hand, however, some articles draw comparison
to certain lower limb muscles (Gastroc medial head, soleus, TA). I have
been unable to find t-times for the following muscles which I require for
some EMG sofware I'm writing.

If anyone could point me toward some further literature in my search for
t-times for following muscles I'd be appreciative.

Gastrocnemuis lateral head
Biceps Femoris
Rectus Femoris


AU - Tsuji I
AU - Nakamura R
TI - Prolonged tension lag time of knee extensor muscle on twitch
contraction in patients with spastic hemiparesis.
SO - Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine 1988 Sep;156(1):33-7

AU - Haimoto H
AU - Kato K
TI - S100a0 (alpha alpha) protein, a calcium-binding protein, is
localized in the slow-twitch muscle fiber.
SO - Journal of Neurochemistry 1987 Mar;48(3):917-23

AU - Sjogaard G
TI - Capillary supply and cross-sectional area of slow and fast twitch
muscle fibres in man.
SO - Histochemistry 1982;76(4):547-55

AU - Tesch P
AU - Karlsson J
TI - Lactate in fast and slow twitch skeletal muscle fibres of man during
isometric contraction.
SO - Acta Physiologica Scandinavica 1977 Feb;99(2):230-6

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