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Biomechanical studies of finger extension function. Analysis with a new force measuring device and ultrasound examination in rheumatoid arthritis and healhty muscles


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Title: Biomechanical studies of finger extension function. Analysis with a new force measuring device and ultrasound examination in rheumatoid arthritis and healhty muscles
Authors: Brorsson, Sofia
E-mail: sofia.brorsson@hh.se
Issue Date: 24-Nov-2008
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clincial Sciences. Department of Orthopaedics
Parts of work: I. Brorsson S, Nilsdotter A, Sollerman C, Baerveldt A-J, Hilliges M. A new force measurement device for evaluating finger extension function in the healthy and rheumatoid arthritis hand. Technology and Health Care. 2008; 16: 283–292.
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II. Brorsson S, Nilsdotter A, Hilliges M, Sollerman C, Aurell Y. Ultrasound evaluation in combination with finger extension force measurements of the forearm musculus extensor digitorum communis in healthy subjects. BMC Medical Imaging 2008; 3: 8:6.
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III. Brorsson S, Hilliges M, Sollerman C, Aurell Y, Nilsdotter A. Extensor muscle force measurements and muscle architecture in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Submitted.

IV. Brorsson S, Hilliges M, Sollerman C, Nilsdotter A. A six weeks’ hand exercise programme improves strength and hand function in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Accepted in Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008.
Date of Defence: 2008-12-12
Disputation: Fredagen den 12 december 2008, kl. 13.00, Aulan Sahlgrenska universitetssjukhuset/Sahlgrenska
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Grip force
finger extension force
ultrasound
hand exercise
rheumatoid arthritis
muscle architecture
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Abstract: Aims: The overall aim of this thesis was to further our understanding of extensor muscles and their role for hand function. The aims of the studies were: To develop and evaluate a new device for finger extensor force measurements. To evaluate ultrasound as a tool for assessment of muscle architecture. To determine the correlation between extensor muscle force and hand function. To evaluate the degree of impaired finger extensor force in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the correlation to impaired... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7602-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/18739
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