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We studied normal hand strength and the difference between dominant and nondominant hands. Two hundred fourteen volunteers were tested with a calibrated Jamar dynamometer at all five levels. A pinch gauge was used to assess key and pulp pinch. Height, weight, sex, hand dominance, and hobby demands were predictive of maximum grip. Mean maximum grip for women(More)
Thirty-six digits with an intra-articular fracture of the dorsal aspect of the distal phalanx that involved one-third or more of the articular surface were treated by open reduction and internal fixation with Kirschner wires. After an average length of follow-up of forty-six months, roentgenograms of the distal joint in twenty-six digits appeared(More)
The amplitude of gliding of the flexor tendons was measured in 36 hands tagged intraoperatively with buried wire sutures. Finger and wrist position was correlated with tendon excursion as measured on radiographs in the postoperative period. With the wrist in the neutral position, the superficialis tendon achieved an excursion of 24 mm and the profundus(More)