The muscle biopsy technique. Historical and methodological considerations.
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838Article, review/survey (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
The muscle biopsy method is an important tool for clinical and scientific work. In this study, the two most used instruments, the Bergström needle and the Well-Blakesley conchotome, are described. The technique of using those instruments, risks, and other considerations are discussed. Finally, a few consequences and the error of the method for determining muscle fiber type, fiber area, substrates, and metabolites are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bergström needle; Well-Blakesley conchotome; consequences; methodological error
Research subject Medicine/Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4700DOI: 10.1111/sms.12808PubMedID: 28033689OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-4700DiVA: diva2:1064021