TITLE

Hand grip - a simple test for morbidity after fracture of the neck of femur

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, C. W. Twiston; Jones, D. Moody; Shearer, J. R.
PUB. DATE
October 1984
SOURCE
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Oct1984, Vol. 77 Issue 10, p833
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Seventy-six female patients, having sustained a fracture of the neck of femur, were assessed preoperatively by measuring their muscle strength in the form of grip using a hand-held dynamometer and by measuring serum albumin. A grip strength of < 15 kg was found to be a reliable predictor of subsequent postoperative complications in female patients over the age of 80. Serum albumin had no predictive value. There was no significant difference in complication rates between different surgeons.
ACCESSION #
22778927

 

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