Influence of Basic Anthropometric Variables on Pinch Strength of Dominant Hand in Healthy Individuals

SUMMARY Background. Pinch strength is a simple, affordable, and effective way to measure upper-limb function. The study aims to determine how anthropometric variables affect maximal pinch strength in normal individuals. Methods. One hundred and eighteen participants were included in the study using non-probability, non-random convenience sampling technique. The pinch strength was measured three times in … Continued

The Upper Extremity Functional Index (UEFI): Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Reliability, and Validity of the Italian Version

SUMMARY Introduction. The Italian version of the Upper Extremity Functional Index (UEFI) may help assess shoulder function in patients with shoulder problems, especially athletes. Objective. Translate and cross-culturally adapt UEFI into Italian; verify UEFI validity and reliability in professional and amateur athletes with upper limb musculoskeletal disorders, shoulder, in particular. Methods. This study was conducted with 150 participants … Continued

Reconstruction of acute distal biceps tendon ruptures with ToggleLoc. Clinical, functional and radiographic outcomes at 5-year follow-up

Background. Distal biceps brachii tendon ruptures are a relatively uncommon injury, with a reported incidence of 0.9 to 1.8 per 100,000 people per year. The aim of this study is to report the clinical, functional, radiographic outcomes of the distal biceps tendon repair with Toggle Loc at 5 year follow up. Methods. All the patients … Continued