• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Movement disorders : official…
    2004
  • DOI:10.1002/mds.10710

Grip force abnormalities in de novo Parkinson's disease.

@article{Fellows2004GripFA,
  title={Grip force abnormalities in de novo Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Stuart J Fellows and Johannes Noth},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          560-5
        }
}
In recent years it has been shown that a variety of movement disorders are associated with abnormalities of the fine motor control of the hand. In Parkinson's disease (PD), these changes consist of a slowing of the rate of grip force development and the use of abnormally large grip forces both during lifting and static holding of an object. It has been suggested, however, that these changes are a direct effect of the patient's levodopa medication or associated with levodopa induced dyskinesias… CONTINUE READING

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