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Table 2 PT and PL of myogenic components in total extension ROM after knee joint immobilization

From: Contributions of biarticular myogenic components to the limitation of the range of motion after immobilization of rat knee joint

After immobilization 1 week 2 weeks 4 weeks 8 weeks 16 weeks
Total contracture (°) 30.0 ± 4.1 38.0 ± 9.0 44.5 ± 5.5 61.4 ± 7.5 75.5 ± 14.8
PT components (°) ratio of total (%) 25.6 ± 2.7 28.3 ± 7.5 35.1 ± 4.7 12.3 ± 5.2 10.0 ± 1.9
82.4 ± 15.6 70.2 ± 20.0 66.5 ± 11.7 20.9 ± 10.6 13.9 ± 4.6
PL components (°) ratio of total (%) 3.9 ± 3.9 7.0 ± 5.3 5.6 ± 3.1 5.3 ± 3.9 2.1 ± 0.9
  12.5 ± 13.5 18.0 ± 14.8 12.7 ± 7.2 8.6 ± 6.8 2.7 ± 1.3
  1. Values are given as mean ± SD.
  2. Indicates significant difference was found when the given data were compared with the data for 1, 2 and 4 weeks after surgery.