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effects of spaceflight on the attachment of muscle to the tibia, fibula and calcaneusMicrogravity significantly reduces transmission of ground-reaction forces to bones, promoting atrophy. There is little information available concerning the effects of microgravity on bones at sites where anti-gravity muscles are attached (tendon-bone junctions). This study evaluates the effects of microgravity on the origin and insertion sites of anti-gravity muscles on the rat tibia, fibula and calcaneus. Changes in the strength of those tendon-bone junctions could predispose the animal to injury following spaceflight.
Document ID
20000020527
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Johnson, R. B.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Tsao, A. K.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
St.John, K. R.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Betcher, R. A.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Tucci, M. A.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Parsell, D. E.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Dai, X.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Zardiackas, L. D.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Benghuzzi, H. A.
(Mississippi Univ. Medical Center Jackson, MS United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-863
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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