Quadriceps atrophy is the physical wasting of the quadriceps muscle.

 

Atrophy versus Inhibition

Atrophy must be compared with 'inhibition', which often occurs soon after a knee insult, such as surgery. In inhibition the muscle is not wasted, but a reflex action prevents the muscle from firing properly. Unlike atrophy, it usually reverses relatively easily.

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Contraindications to ACL revision

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

Quad Atrophy Definition.

Muscle atrophy after tibia plateau fracture

Muscle atrophy- why?


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Quadriceps atrophy in the anterior cruciate insufficient knee. Baugher WH, Warren RF, Marshall JL and Joseph A. Am J Sports Med. 1984 May-Jun;12(3):192-5.


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