Title

Normal digital contribution to grip strength assessed by a computerized digital dynamometer.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-1998

Abstract

A computerized digital dynamometer was used to assess the contribution of individual fingers to total grip strength in 100 hands from 50 randomly selected healthy subjects. The dynamometer simultaneously recorded force data from each digit (index, long, ring, and small) and cumulative grip directly to a laptop computer. The percentage contribution of each finger force to total grip force was calculated at three successive handle sizes for dominant and non-dominant hands. Individual digital contributions to total grip strength were approximately 25%, 35%, 26% and 15% for the index, long, ring, and small fingers respectively. This pattern was consistent irrespective of handle size, hand dominance, and grip strength.

Volume

23

Issue

2

First Page

162

Last Page

166

ISSN

0266-7681

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

9607650

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article