This preliminary research report was made in a communication to The Physiological Society by Anthony J Sargeant in 1976. A full paper of this work was subsequently published in Clinical Science. It used strain gauges bonded to the cranks of a cycle ergometer to measure the asymmetry of forces exerted by an uninjured and an injured leg following fracture and consequent immobilization.
Journal of Physiology. 1976 Sep;260(2):12P-13P