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Clinical Use of Musculoskeletal Profiling in Orthopedic Sportsmedicineby Alexander A. Sapega, MD James A. Nicholas, MDDr. Sapega is an orthopedic resident at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a former research associate at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, of which Dr. Nicholas is director. Dr. Sapega is a member and Dr. Nicholas is a life fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. - last modified 2013-02-10 00:00
The Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 9, No. 4, April 1981


The accurate assessment of muscular strength, endurance, power, and flexibility through quantitative testing is important in the evaluation and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Test results must be compared to normal values to be properly interpreted. If healthy baseline data on an individual athlete is not available, the next most specific set of data would be a profile derived from athletes of the same sport, competitive level, and playing position. Inter-extremity comparisons are useful, but may be misleading even with unilateral involvement.