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An isometric normative database to facilitate restoration of function in knee-injured active young adults

J. Charteris
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 49, No 2 | a705 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v49i2.705 | © 2018 J. Charteris | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 September 2018 | Published: 31 May 1993

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J. Charteris, Rehabilitation Research Unit, Department of Human Movement Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

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Abstract

Prohibitive costs technologically advanced dynamometers need not dissuade rehabilitationists from making useful assessments of musculo-skeletal performance in clinical settings. The use of simple strain-gauge measures of isometric torque is demonstrated using knee flexor-extensor capacities, dominance ratios, contralateral asymmetries and sexual dimorphism ratios. Functional restoration of knee-injured active young adults, using normative charts as a data base, is a cheap and feasible option.


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