Reference values of maximum isometric muscle force obtained in 270 children aged 4-16 years by hand-held dynamometry.

@article{Beenakker2001ReferenceVO,
  title={Reference values of maximum isometric muscle force obtained in 270 children aged 4-16 years by hand-held dynamometry.},
  author={Ernesto A C Beenakker and Johannes H. van der Hoeven and Johanna Maria Fock and Natalia Maria Maurits},
  journal={Neuromuscular disorders : NMD},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={441-6}
}
Since muscle force and functional ability are not related linearly; maximum force can be reduced while functional ability is still maintained. For diagnostic and therapeutic reasons loss of muscle force should be detected as early and accurately as possible. Because of growth factors, maximum muscle force in children varies with age, which makes detection of force loss difficult. The purpose of this study was to establish reference values for muscle force in children aged 4-16 years, obtained… CONTINUE READING