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Longitudinal hand grip and pinch strength recovery in the child with burns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8454676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hand strength of seven patients was evaluated prospectively. A range-of-motion exercise program, compression therapy, and splinting schedules were provided. Fine prehension; lateral, tip-to-tip, and tripod pinch were measured by pinch meter. Grip strength was measured by dynamometer. Comparisons were made between test strengths and published norms for age and sex with analysis of variance. Significance was accepted at p < 0.05. At discharge, all four strength measurements were significantly less than normal for age and sex. Grip and tripod strengths were improved by 6 weeks. All measurements were improved at 6 months after discharge, although grip and lateral pinch remained significantly less than norms. In conclusion, the measurements of tip-to-tip and tripod pinch at 6 months may not signify limitations in performance of activities of daily living. In spite of significantly lower than normal grip and lateral strength measurements at 6 months, it cannot be determined whether this hinders performance of daily living skills.
L Roberts; M I Alvarada; K McElroy; R L Rutan; M H Desai; D N Herndon; M C Robson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of burn care & rehabilitation     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0273-8481     ISO Abbreviation:  J Burn Care Rehabil     Publication Date:    1993 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-19     Completed Date:  1993-04-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110188     Medline TA:  J Burn Care Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-101     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Shriners Burns Institute, Galveston, TX 77550.
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MeSH Terms
Burns / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Exercise Therapy*
Hand Injuries / physiopathology*
Longitudinal Studies
Muscle Contraction*
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular

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