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Table 1 Multi-muscle volumetric muscle loss injury

From: Early rehabilitation for volumetric muscle loss injury augments endogenous regenerative aspects of muscle strength and oxidative capacity

  n VML defect mass (mg) Injured: uninjured gastrocnemius muscle mass Force deficit from control (%)
3 days 4 18.6 ± 1.3 0.94 ± 0.09
7 days 4 18.8 ± 1.0 0.88 ± 0.08
14 days 4 19.1 ± 1.3 0.66 ± 0.02*
1 month 6 20.2 ± 0.5 0.77 ± 0.05 - 62.5 ± 3.2†
2 months 6 18.2 ± 0.9 0.88 ± 0.06 - 61.8 ± 4.7
4 months 6 19.8 ± 0.8 0.90 ± 0.02 - 51.0 ± 2.7
P-value 0.592 0.029 0.043
  1. Mean ± SE; Significantly different than *3 days or †4 months post-VML