The efficacy of manual assessment of muscle strength using a new device.

@article{Marino1982TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of manual assessment of muscle strength using a new device.},
  author={Mariacatia Marino and James A. Nicholas and Gilbert W. Gleim and Patrice Rosenthal and Susan Nicholas},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={360-4}
}
The purpose of this study was to compare the manual assessment of muscle strength with a small, handheld (by the examiner) force-measuring device developed by the Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (ISMAT). One hundred twenty-eight patients presented with a known lower extremity orthopaedic pathology. All patients were clinically evaluated for hip abductor and hip flexor weakness in standard positions using the "break test" technique. All 128 patients were then evaluated with the… CONTINUE READING

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