The reliability of data produced by isokinetic dynamometry (IKD) of knee extension and flexion movement

  • Z. A. Malik
  • J. Vanrenterghem
  • J. G. Burniston
Keywords: f-v profile, isokinetic dynamometry, skeletal muscle

Abstract

To investigate the feasibility of using isolated knee performance to measure the f-v profile of human muscle in vivo, we were using isokinetic dynamometry (IKD) technique that span the entire f-v profile of skeletal muscle. With institutional ethics approval, eleven healthy males (mean ± SD: age, 24.9 ± 3.1 years; body mass, 80.2 ± 10.1 kg; height, 176.2 ± 7.1 cm) completed this study. The participants were physically active and were familiarized with the techniques and protocol prior to completing 4 experimental sessions (1 introductory session and 3 repeated experiment sessions). The sessions was used a protocol of knee extensor function on IKD at isometric mode and angular velocities of 60˚.s-1, 120˚.s-1, 240˚.s-1 and 450˚.s-1. IKD data were not significantly different across the 3 repeated trials, demonstrating there was no evidence of systematic bias. The average coefficient of variation (CV) of IKD was 9.3 ± 3.0% ranging from 7.0 to 15.7%. Therefore the isolated knee performance to measure the f-v profile of human muscle in vivo using the IKD was feasible.

Keywords: f-v profile, isokinetic dynamometry, skeletal muscle

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