Table 1

Differences in the reflex probability rate (%) in each muscle during flexion or extension of the ipsilateral and contralateral joints in both limbs (Chi-square p values)
Rest Movement
Starting limb
Joints Hip-i Knee-i Ankle-i Hip-c
Muscles Flex Ext p Flex Ext p Flex Ext p Flex Ext p
Gmax 88.0 56.1 42.9 0.267 56.0 52.6 0.704 61.5 46.0 0.780 58.8 47.5 0.200
RF 78.8 45.8 66.7 0.080 60.0 50.0 0.628 55.4 42.9 0.156 58.8 37.3 0.015
VM 90.0 40.0 70.4 0.004 49.1 43.5 0.512 47.0 55.1 0.164 45.3 45.5 0.988
BF 100 64.5 66.7 0.848 62.0 66.7 0.590 70.8 58.7 0.154 66.2 62.7 0.684
TA 94 8.4 19.0 0.140 14.0 7.7 0.249 7.7 12.7 0.249 8.8 11.9 0.573
SOL 100 48.6 61.9 .0284 53.5 50.0 0.740 48.6 53.6 0.642 46.2 54.9 0.411
Standing limb
Joints Hip-i Knee-c Ankle-c Hip-c
Muscles Flex Ext p Flex Ext p Flex Ext p Flex Ext p
Gmax 90.0 46.4 46.8 0.945 36.0 52.6 0.067 47.7 44.4 0.712 52.3 14.3 0.001
RF 84.0 50.0 32.2 0.043 40.0 43.6 0.688 47.7 36.5 0.200 38.3 61.9 0.045
VM 90.0 20.5 27.8 0.423 23.6 26.0 0.764 20.0 25.8 0.540 23.8 26.7 0.765
BF 100 50.0 57.6 0.390 60.0 50.0 0.628 56.9 60.8 0.487 52.3 61.9 0.429
TA 94 26.5 39.0 0.133 42.0 25.6 0.053 27.7 36.5 0.287 35.5 14.3 0.057
SOL 100 52.9 40.7 0.167 40.4 51.3 0.224 53.8 39.7 0.108 52.4 21.7 0.008

*i = ipsilateral; c = contralateral; Gmax = gluteus maximus; RF = rectus femoris; VM = vastus medialis; BF = biceps femoris; TA = tibialis anterior; SOL = soleus.

Serrao et al.

Serrao et al. BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-80

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