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Fatty infiltration in the cervical extensor muscles in persistent whiplash-associated disorders: a magnetic resonance imaging analysis.

Authors
  • Elliott, James1
  • Jull, Gwendolen
  • Noteboom, Jon Timothy
  • Darnell, Ross
  • Galloway, Graham
  • Gibbon, Wayne W
  • 1 Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. [email protected] , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Spine
Publication Date
Oct 15, 2006
Volume
31
Issue
22
Identifiers
PMID: 17047533
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There is significantly greater fatty infiltration in the neck extensor muscles, especially in the deeper muscles in the upper cervical spine, in subjects with persistent WAD when compared with healthy controls. Future studies are required to investigate the relationships between muscular alterations and symptoms in patients suffering from persistent WAD.

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