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New muscle-tracking software provides real-time data on professional and Olympic athletes and is used to improve their competitive advantage. In the near future it could be a game changer for patients recovering from knee, hip or other surgeries that impact their ability to get back in the game of life.
The muscle “fuel” or glycogen level is an important indicator of muscle health and a measurement of the energy that’s available for the body to perform. New technology makes it easier to gather this data and use it to improve athletes’ performance and recovery times. Through a combination of portable ultrasound technology and proprietary software, doctors are perfecting the diagnostic test for muscle health.