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Dynamometers, Hand Grip, Spring

Definition : Hand grip dynamometers designed to measure the strength of the hand grip, usually a result of the combined force of the hand and forearm muscles, using a spring that is compressed during the grip test. These dynamometers typically consist of an adjustable handle that is pulled by the hand and a calibrated gauge (e.g., a dial) to show the measured value of the force (usually in pounds, kilograms, or both) and/or pressure (e.g., pounds per square inch [psi]); these instruments usually include a second pointer to retain the values of the maximum force reading until reset. The typical testing range on a dual scale is 0 to 100 kilograms (0 to 220 pounds). Spring-type hand grip dynamometers are accurate, durable, sturdy instruments intended mainly for use in doctor's offices and for assessment during physical therapy treatments.

Entry Terms : "Spring Dynamometers, Hand Grip" , "Spring Dynamometers"

UMDC code : 23812


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Dynatronics manufactures, markets and distributes advanced-technology medical devices, orthopedic soft goods and supplies, treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment for the physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic, podiatry, plastic surgery, dermatology and other related medical, cosmetic and aesthetic markets.

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