Assessment of Hip and Knee Muscle Function in Orthopaedic Practice and Research

Maffiuletti, Nicola A.
January 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 1, p220
Academic Journal
The article discusses the methodology of hip and knee muscle function evaluation in orthopedic practice and research. It demonstrates practical examples of clinical assessments of isometric strength in knee extension and hip abduction with the use of handheld dynamometers. Moreover, it outlines several noninvasive techniques that allow investigation of whether neural or muscular mechanisms underlie muscle weakness, which include ultrasound, electrical simulation, and electromyography.


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