The Supraspinatus and the Deltoid - Not just two arm elevators

P. de Witte, S. Werner, L.M. ter Braak, H.E.J. Veeger, R.G.H.H. Nelissen, J.H. de Groot

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    Background: The debate on the clinical and functional role of the Supraspinatus in relation to the Deltoid necessitates experimental assessment of their contributions to arm elevation. Our goal was to evaluate the responses of both muscles to increased elevation moment loading. Methods: Twenty-three healthy volunteers applied 30N elevation forces at the proximal and distal humerus, resulting in small and large glenohumeral elevation moment tasks. The responses of the Deltoid and Supraspinatus were recorded with surface and fine-wire electromyography, quantified by (EMG
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)273-283
    JournalHuman Movement Science
    Early online date28 Nov 2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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