Content - Volume 18, Issue 1

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With what degree of precision can voluntary static muscle force be repeated?
S Carlsöö
The aim of this investigation was to get an apprehension of the capacity of repeating voluntarily exerted static forces in a row without visual feed-back in three situations viz. two-hand-lift, foot pedal press and thigh-raise. Seven subjects participated. It seems that the degree of precision is approximately a little below 10%.
Pages: 1-3
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Reproducibility of goniometry of the wrist
S Solgaard, A Carlsen, M Kramhøft, V S Petersen
The wrist motion in 31 healthy probands was measured by four observers with a simple goniometer under standardized conditions. The INTRA-observer variation was calculated to 5 to 8 degrees and the INTER-observer variation to 6 to 10 degrees. No difference between experienced and non-experienced observers was found. The difference between the right and the left wrist was negligible, indicating that ...
Pages: 5-7
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Isokinetic strength and endurance in peripheral arterial insufficiency with intermittent claudication
B Gerdle, B Hedberg, K A Angquist, A R Fugl-Meyer
Isokinetic plantar flexor peak torques (PT) and contractional work (CW) of the triceps surae muscle have been measured in 24 patients with peripheral arterial insufficiency and intermittent claudication and in 15 controls. Tests were performed both during non-fatiguing (30-180 degrees/s) and fatiguing (200 repeated plantar flexions at 60 degrees/s) conditions. The electromyographic signals (iEMG) ...
Pages: 9-15
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Early mobilizing treatment in lateral ankle sprains. Course and risk factors for chronic painful or function-limiting ankle
F Linde, I Hvass, U Jürgensen, F Madsen
In a prospective study, 150 patients with lesions of lateral ankle ligaments were treated with early mobilization without any fixation of the ankle. After 8 days, 67% were free from pain on ordinary walking and 81% had resumed work. After 1 month 90% were free from pain and 97% had resumed work. Sport was resumed by 70% of athletes after 1 month and 90% after 3 months. At the 1-year follow-up (n = ...
Pages: 17-21
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Return to work after rehabilitation. The significance of the patient's own prediction
J Sandström, E Esbjörnsson
A prospective study of patients with chronic low-back pain was made to determine the significance of the patient's own prediction of the outcome of a vocational rehabilitation program. Fifty-two patients were screened, and their work situation determined one and 4 years after the rehabilitation program was started. The patients predicted the outcome correctly in 69%, with a sensitivity of 68% and ...
Pages: 29-33
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Clinical and social factors in rehabilitation of patients with chronic low back pain
J Sandström
Physical signs, medical history and social factors were analyzed and evaluated in 52 patients (17 women and 35 men) with chronic low back pain, in order to determine if any factors were predictive for return to work after rehabilitation. Factors discriminating between the working and sick-disabled groups were: Sex (only men returned to full time work), Duration of sick-leave (the older half of the ...
Pages: 35-43
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