Bilateral Changes in Forearm Oxygen Consumption at Rest and After Exercise in Patients With Unilateral Repetitive Strain Injury: A Case-Control Study

Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 04/13/2012

Blood flow and oxygen consumption after exercise are similarly attenuated in the affected and nonaffected arms of patients with unilateral repetitive strain injury (RSI). The findings suggest that, despite the unilateral character in clinical symptoms, RSI demonstrates systemic adaptations in forearm blood flow and oxygen consumption at rest and after exercise.

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