Soleus H-reflex modulation pattern for a fine angle of hip and knee joint passive movement

Shigeo Tanabe, Yoshihiro Muraoka, Akio Kamiya, Yutaka Tomita, Yoshihisa Masakado

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Objective. To elucidate whether hip and knee joint movement modulate soleus H-reflex, the authors measured the soleus H-reflex for a very fine angle during movement. Methods. Eight healthy subjects participated. The knee and hip joints were passively flexed and extended ranging from O° to 120° simultaneously. Results. In the flexion phase, H-reflex decreased. It decreased more during fast movement. In the extension phase, H-reflex increased markedly. Conclusion. By measuring for a fine angle, it was clearly found that the stretch of the muscles around the knee and hip joints caused the changes in soleus H-reflex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan
Externally publishedYes



  • H-reflex
  • Muscle stretch
  • Passive movement
  • Soleus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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