Isometric elbow strength in normal individuals

L. J. Askew, K. N. An, B. F. Morrey, E. Y.S. Chao

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Isometric elbow strength was measured with torque cell dynamometers in a group of 104 normal subjects. Their mean age was 43 years (range, 21-79 years). Test functions included elbow flexion and extension, forearm pronation and supination, and grip. In general, the men were twice as strong as the women, and the dominant extremities were 6% stronger than the nondominant. The mean extension strength was 61% of that of flexion, and pronation was 86% of supination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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