Quadriceps function assessment using an incremental test and magnetic neurostimulation: a reliability study.

@article{Bachasson2013QuadricepsFA,
  title={Quadriceps function assessment using an incremental test and magnetic neurostimulation: a reliability study.},
  author={Damien Bachasson and Guillaume Y Millet and Nicolas Decorte and Bernard Wuyam and Patrick L{\'e}vy and Samuel Verges},
  journal={Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={649-58}
}
We investigated the reliability of a test assessing quadriceps strength, endurance and fatigability in a single session. We used femoral nerve magnetic stimulation (FMNS) to distinguish central and peripheral factors of neuromuscular fatigue. We used a progressive incremental loading with multiple assessments to limit the influence of subject's cooperation and motivation. Twenty healthy subjects (10 men and 10 women) performed the test on two different days. Maximal voluntary strength and… CONTINUE READING