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Figure 10 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 10

From: A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO): the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

Figure 10

Schematic summary of the WOMED concept of lateral tension. The four panels describe the graded development of lateral tension. Panel A shows the symmetrical body position. Panel B includes only Y+ tilting of the head. Panel C includes Y+ tilting, alteration of the orbits and slight eccentric position of the leg and foot. Panel D shows the complex pattern with head, orbit, face and lower limb asymmetry. We propose that in this stage eccentric muscle action will induce low grade inflammation.

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