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Bilateral differences in lower-limb performance in individuals with multiple sclerosis

Rebecca D. Larson, PhD, et al.

Figure 2. Leg difference in oxygen uptake (VO2) during single-leg cycling. Values are mean ?? standard deviation. *p < 0.05 represents statistically significant differences in group means. MS = multiple sclerosis.

This study showed that there can be differences in how each leg functions in people with mild multiple sclerosis (MS). Leg differences in this population have been recognized, but there is limited information on how they affect function. Our participants with MS showed few physical signs of leg differences (limping), but during exercise, the differences could be observed. This study strongly suggests that limb selection is important for future studies on exercise and function in people with MS and new research designs should address the issue of potential leg differences.

Volume 50 Number 2, 2013
   Pages 215 — 222

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Larson RD, McCully KK, Larson DJ, Pryor WM, White LJ. Bilateral differences in lower-limb performance in individuals with multiple sclerosis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(2):215–22.

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