A Preliminary Examination of Cryotherapy and Secondary Injury in Skeletal Muscle

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The purpose of this study was to document the presence of secondary injury in skeletal muscle, to quantify it, and to determine whether it is altered by acute cryotherapy.

31(11):1516, November 1999.

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MERRICK, MARK A.; RANKIN, JAMES M.; ANDRES, FRED A.; HINMAN, CHANNING L.

From the data, it can be concluded that secondary injury occurs after primary injury and that secondary injury is retarded by treatment of cryotherapy.

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Jill Lohmann is a Director of Operations for Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers and a certified physical therapist. Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a physical therapist owned and operated rehabilitation company with a network of 170 outpatient rehabilitation centers located throughout the Midwest, Arizona and Georgia.

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