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Jafari D, Taheri H, Shariatzade H, Najd Mazhar F, Jalili A, Ghahramani M. Relationship between radiographic carpal indices and grip strength. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2011; 25 (4) :205-208
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-468-en.html
Department of Hand Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Tehran, Iran. , djafari@tums.ac.ir
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 Abstract

 Background: The measurement of hand grip strength has several clinical applications to evaluate chronic hand disability, response to treatment, and work capacity after hand injury.

 Methods: We measured hand grip strength of 41 adults and compared their maximum strength with radiographic indices.

 Results: There was a significant relationship between hand grip strength and carpal height, third metacarpal and capitate length (All p-values<0.05).

 Conclusions: In addition to established factors such as sex, upper limb muscle and joint status, wrist radiographic indices are significantly determinants of hand power grip.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Hand Surgery

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