Hand Function

A Practical Guide to Assessment

  • Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Basic Principles of Hand Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ton A. R. Schreuders, J. Wim Brandsma, Henk J. Stam
      Pages 3-22
    3. Fitnat Dincer, Gulbuz Samut
      Pages 23-40
    4. Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz
      Pages 41-51
  3. Hand Function Assessment in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Janet L. Poole
      Pages 55-62
    3. Roy D. Altman
      Pages 63-69
    4. Angela Del Rosso, Susanna Maddali-Bongi, Marco Matucci-Cerinic
      Pages 71-89
    5. Osman Hakan Gündüz, Özün Bayindir
      Pages 107-114
    6. Şafak Sahir Karamehmetoğlu, Tuğçe Özekli Mısırlıoğlu
      Pages 115-132
    7. Jamie R. Lukos, Howard Poizner, Jacob I. Sage
      Pages 133-149
    8. Monique S. Ardon, Anneke Hoekstra-Lopez-Villamil
      Pages 151-161
    9. Nurgül Arıncı İncel
      Pages 171-183
    10. Lynn H. Gerber
      Pages 185-199
  4. Hand Function and Imaging Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Atulya A. Deodhar
      Pages 211-224
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-251

About this book


Accurate assessment of hand function is critical to any treatment regimen of the hand compromised patient. Hand Function is a practical, clinical book which provides the knowledge needed to distinguish the different dimensions of hand function, particularly impairment, disability and handicap. Beginning with an overview of basic principles and examination, subsequent chapters evaluate the hand function in specific afflicted populations, including the rheumatoid patient, the stroke patient, the trauma patient, the geriatric patient and the pediatric patient, as well as special populations such as diabetes mellitus patients and musicians. An appendix containing hand function scales essential to the assessment of disability is also included. Rheumatologists, physiatrists, hand surgeons, orthopedists, occupational therapists and physical therapists will all find Hand Function a useful and valuable addition to their clinical references.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMarmara University Medical SchoolIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9448-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9449-2
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