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Effects of muscle length on an increased stretch reflex in children with cerebral palsy
  1. G Tardieu,
  2. C Tardieu,
  3. P Colbeau-Justin,
  4. MD Bret
  1. Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches, France


    No inhibitory influence of length on the increased stretch reflex was found in the internal gastrocnemius muscle of 19 cerebral palsied children. A facilitory influence of length was found in at least five patients in which quantitative data were obtained. These results were compared with previous data on a facilitory influence in the hamstrings and inhibitory influence in quadriceps muscles.

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