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What is the difference between isotonic and isometric muscle contractions?
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Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
See below: isometric muscle contraction is without joint motion. for example a quad set where you tighten the muscle in a fixed position. isotonic involves joint rom with a resistance at the end of the fulcrum(for example lifting an ankle weight while extending the knee joint)
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