total active motion


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total active motion

Abbreviation: TAM
A measure of hand range of motion in which the sum of the extension at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP), and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints is subtracted from the total achievable flexion of the same joints.
See also: motion
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99 subtotal PN: Patient number, F: Female, M: Male, IH: Injured hand, DH: Dominant hand, IH: Injured hand, NIH: Non-injured hand, S2PD: Static two-point discrimination (in millimeters), F TAM: Finger total active motion (in degrees), T TAM: Thumb total active motion (in degrees), BMD: Bone mineral density (in arbitrary units).
26) Using the Strickland formula of total active motion of the PIP and DIP joints, Chow and colleagues reported 80%, excellent; 18%, good; and 2%, fair results.
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