Ward SR, Winters TM, Blemker SS.
The organization of fibers within a muscle (architecture) defines the performance
capacity of that muscle. In the current commentary, basic architectural terms are
reviewed in the context of the major hip muscles and then specific illustrative
examples relevant to lower extremity rehabilitation are presented. These data
demonstrate the architectural and functional specialization of the hip muscles,
and highlight the importance of muscle physiology and joint mechanics when
evaluating and treating musculoskeletal disorders.
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