Lower extremity isokinetic muscle strength in patients with Parkinson's disease.

@article{Durmu2010LowerEI,
  title={Lower extremity isokinetic muscle strength in patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Bekir Durmuş and Ozlem Baysal and Sibel Altinayar and Zuhal E Altay and Yuksel Ersoy and Cemal Ozcan},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 7},
  pages={893-6}
}
We evaluated lower extremity isokinetic muscle strength to determine affected muscle groups and their dependence on movement velocity, and to establish the relationship between muscle strength and clinical severity, as well as muscle strength and falls, in Parkinson's disease (PD). Twenty-five patients diagnosed with PD and 24 healthy volunteers were enrolled in this study. Lower extremity muscle strength was measured using an isokinetic dynamometer. Each participant's clinical status was… CONTINUE READING