TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Maffiuletti, Nicola A.
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 1, p220
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
48877110

 

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