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Table 1.

Comparing the effect of limb immobilisation on muscle atrophy in mammals

ReferenceOrganismNumber of days immobilised% Atrophy% Atrophy (normalised to 12 days)
Soares et al. (1993) Mouse 15 45 
Boyes and Johnston (1979) Rat 21 50 28 
Maier et al. (1976) Guinea pig 28 43 18 
Nordstrom et al. (1995) Cat 42 24 
Bebout et al. (1993) Dog 21 31 17 
Veldhuizen et al. (1993) Human 28 21 
ReferenceOrganismNumber of days immobilised% Atrophy% Atrophy (normalised to 12 days)
Soares et al. (1993) Mouse 15 45 
Boyes and Johnston (1979) Rat 21 50 28 
Maier et al. (1976) Guinea pig 28 43 18 
Nordstrom et al. (1995) Cat 42 24 
Bebout et al. (1993) Dog 21 31 17 
Veldhuizen et al. (1993) Human 28 21 
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