The objective of this study was to evaluate different methods of normalizing and reporting muscle strength for making decisions about return to sport following an anterior cruciate ligament injury. 42 participants performed 5 isometric knee extensions on an isokinetic dynamometer. The peak force as well as the rate of torque development were determined and expressed either as the average of 4 trials or the peak value. In addition, the limb symmetry index was determined for each condition and compared. Using the peak method resulted in significantly higher values (p
Noehren, Brian W.; Owen, Merideth; Reeves, Kelsey; and Fry, Chris
"THE EFFECT OF MUSCLE STRENGTH NORMALIZATION PROCEEDURES ON DECISIONS TO RETURN TO SPORT,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 126.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/126