Hand Function

A Practical Guide to Assessment

  • Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ton A. R. Schreuders, J. Wim Brandsma, Henk J. Stam
      Pages 3-21
    3. Fitnat Dinçer, Gülbüz Samut
      Pages 23-41
    4. Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz
      Pages 43-53
  3. Hand Function in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Sevtap Acer Kasman, Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz
      Pages 57-72
    3. Janet L. Poole
      Pages 73-82
    4. Roy D. Altman
      Pages 83-90
    5. Cosimo Bruni, Angela Del Rosso, Marco Matucci Cerinic, Susanna Maddali Bongi
      Pages 91-107
    6. Osman Hakan Gündüz, Canan Şanal Toprak
      Pages 125-135
    7. Tuğçe Özekli Mısırlıoğlu, Şafak Sahir Karamehmetoğlu
      Pages 137-162
    8. Jamie R. Lukos, Howard Poizner, Jacob Sage
      Pages 163-179
    9. Evrim Karadağ Saygı
      Pages 181-188
    10. Monique den Hollander, Anneke Hoekstra
      Pages 189-200
    11. Nurgül Arıncı İncel
      Pages 211-225
    12. Lynn H. Gerber, Fatma Gülçin Ural
      Pages 227-244
    13. Feray Soyupek
      Pages 245-250
  4. Hand Function with Robotics and Assistive Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Sonja Krupp, Baptist Peltner, Rainer Zumhasch
      Pages 263-277
  5. Hand Function and Imaging Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Atulya A. Deodhar, Özge Keniş Coşkun
      Pages 315-330
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-357

About this book


This practical guide aids clinicians in distinguishing the different dimensions of hand function such as impairment, disability, and handicap. New and updated chapters discuss cerebral palsy, sports injuries, robotics, and assistive technologies. Extensively revised, the book provides a broad overview of the basic principles and examination of hand function. It describes how to evaluate 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. It also includes an appendix of hand function scales essential to the assessment of disability. The Second Edition of Hand Function is an ideal resource for all rheumatologists, physiatrists, hand surgeons, orthopedists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists caring for patients with impaired hand function.


Hand Activities of Daily Living Arthritis Assessment Examination Stroke Trauma Robotics Assistive technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology DivisionMarmara University Medical SchoolIstanbulTurkey

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