Pressures generated in the thigh muscles and under the thigh cast of an uninjured subject wearing a cast-brace.

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Abstract

Intrinsic pressures within the thigh muscles of a normal subject were recorded with the subject in five different postures before and after application of a cast-brace. The extrinsic pressures between the plaster cast and the underlying skin also were recorded. The intrinsic muscle pressures were significantly increased when the cast-brace was applied.

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