grip and pinch strength

grip and pinch strength

the measurable ability to exert pressure with the hand, fingers, or both. It is measured by having a patient forcefully squeeze, grip, or pinch dynamometers; results are expressed in either pounds or kilograms of pressure.
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Grip and pinch strength were measured using the Jamar dynamometer (E-Link, Biometrics Ltd; Newport, United Kingdom) in five positions and the pinch meter as advocated by the American Society of Hand Therapists [3-4].
In this study, we investigated and compared the effects of hospital-based and home-based rehabilitation exercise on wrist and finger ROM as well as grip and pinch strength in patients with distal radius fractures.
The mean differences between post-treatment and pre-treatment revealed that wrist flexion and extension, supination, and grip and pinch strength showed significantly greater improvement in group 1 than in Group 2 (p<0.
In the present study we investigated and compared the effects of supervised hospital-based and home-based exercise rehabilitation programs on wrist ROM, hand edema, and grip and pinch strength in patients with distal radius fractures.
The results of the present study indicate that hospital-based exercises performed under specialist supervision improved ROM and grip and pinch strength and reduced edema to a greater degree than home-based exercise.
Benefits with regard to pain, grip and pinch strength, and range of motion were similar in all three groups until the 26th week, when hylan's benefits appeared more significant, explained Dr.
Both grip and pinch strength decreased as women transitioned through menopause.
The Hanoun UE System features a variety of strength tests which can measure upper extremity performance including: grip testing; pinch testing; static torque force testing; wrist flexion/extension strength; independent finger joint strength testing; bi-lateral simultaneous grip and pinch strength testing; manual dexterity testing; repetitive wrist, elbow and shoulder flexion and extension; handling, tool manipulation and fine finger dexterity; and gross manipulation testing.
18) reported that hand disability was related to grip and pinch strength measurements.
Patients and methods: Hand grip and pinch strength of 102 patients (78 females, 24 males; mean age 52.
Objectives: This study aims to investigate the relationship of hand grip and pinch strengths with disease activity, functional impairment, functional disability, articular damage, pain, and disease duration in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
In the assessment of grip and pinch strengths, the right hand was stronger than the left, but there was no difference between the hands regarding their grip type capability.