MFA & SMFA Resources

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery research team provides project specific resources to collaborators both locally and across the globe. The following documents are available in multiple formats. Please contact Research Coordinator Julie Agel with any questions.

Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (MFA)

Document 1: MFA Survey, Version L1.2

Document 2: MFA Coding Key Manual, Version L1.2

Document 3: MFA Administration, Coding and Scoring Instructions

Document 4: Sample Coding and Scoring Programs

Programs for calculating MFA scores:

Pre-Injury MFA (Baseline Version)

Normative Data

Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA)

The SMFA is a free-for-use questionnaire. We've also provided a permission statement for your institution if it is needed.

Language Translation


Marianne Lindahl, PT, MPH
Assistant Professor: Physiotherapy Education
Center of Nutrition and Rehabilitation, University College Sjælland  
Parkvej 190, 4700 Naestved, Denmark 



Edward J. Harvey, MDCM FRCSS
Hand and Microvascular/Trauma
Medical Director: Fracture/Bone Metabolism
Jo Miller Research Laboratories, McGill University 
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4


Dr. S. Kirschner
Orthopädische Klinik König-Ludwig Haus, Julius Maximillian Universität
Brettreichstr. 11, 97074 Würzburg, Germany


Sari Ponzer, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics, Stockholm Söder Hospital
Karolinska Institutet
S - 118 83 Stockholm, Sweden

Bedri Karaismailoglu, MD, FEBOT
Assistant Professor
Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Kocamustafapasa Cad. 53, 34098, Istanbul, Turkey

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