palmar pinch

palmar pinch

a thumbless grasp in which the tips of the other fingers are pressed against the palm of the hand. See also pinch, tip pinch.

pal·mar pinch

(pahl'măr pinch)
occupational therapy Pinch between the pad of the thumb and the pads of the index and middle fingers.
See also: pinch
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When a person grips with their thumb, index and middle fingers, it is palmar pinch.
Palmar pinch strength is apparently important to hold a ball when throwing a fastball (16).
A pinch gauge (MG-4320NC pinch gauge; B & L) was used to measure tip, key and palmar pinch on both dominant and non-dominant sides.
Differences between dominant and non-dominant grip strength, tip, key and palmar pinch were compared using a paired sample t-test.
Grip strength and tip and palmar pinch strength and muscle mass of upper extremity in the dominant side were statistically greater than those of the non-dominant side.
A B&L pinch gauge was used in this study for the quantitative evaluation of tip, key and palmar pinch strength.
Three maximum palmar pinch grip readings with a B & L pinch gauge were taken for each subject's dominant hand and an average reading was determined.
The majority of tip, key and palmar pinch scores was lower than normative scores for nearly all testing periods.
Statistically significant differences were found between the TOS patients and the referent group in the results of peripheral nerve function tests such as the median of the distal strength, lateral pinch and palmar pinch of the hands, and vibrotactile thresholds.