Functional hand evaluations: a review.

@article{McPhee1987FunctionalHE,
  title={Functional hand evaluations: a review.},
  author={Scott D. McPhee},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={1987},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          158-63
        }
}
Describing hand prehension patterns in the context of functional hand evaluations may not provide the therapist or surgeon with an accurate portrayal of a patient's capabilities. Although dexterity involves both static and dynamic components of hand usage, most descriptions of prehension patterns study the static phase alone. Hand use is a function of anatomic integrity, mobility, strength, sensation, coordination, age, sex, mental status, disease or trauma, and the condition of other proximal… CONTINUE READING

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