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Physical diagnostics - Measuring muscle strength

Abstract:

Measuring muscle strength and establishing paretic symptoms are done first of all by having the patient perform actions or movements that require normal muscle strength. Measuring or grading the strength of separate muscle groups is usually done by means of the socalled Medical Research Council (MRC) scale that runs from 0 to 5, with the movement against gravity as an important criterion. This scale is not very valid in tract 4 (more strength than needed to overcome gravity, but still subnorm...

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Journal:
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume:
145
Issue:
1
Pages:
19-23
Publication date:
2001-01-06
ISSN:
0028-2162
URN:
uuid:7f7debb8-b639-4168-a8f9-2286446fd5cd
Source identifiers:
191052
Local pid:
pubs:191052
Language:
Dutch

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