Pathophysiology of upper extremity muscle disorders

B. Visser, J.H. van Dieen

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    A review of the literature on the pathophysiology of upper extremity muscle disorders (UEMDs) was performed. An overview is given of clinical findings and hypotheses on the pathogenesis of UEMDs. The literature indicates that disorders of muscle cells and limitations of the local circulation underlie UEMDs. However, these disorders identified do not necessarily lead to symptoms. The following mechanisms have been proposed in the literature: (1) selective recruitment and overloading of type I (Cinderella) motor units; (2) intra-cellular Ca
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    JournalJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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