Isometric elbow strength in normal individuals

L. J. Askew, K. N. An, B. F. Morrey, E. Y S Chao

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Isometric elbow strength was measured with torque cell dynamometers in a group of 104 normal subjects. Their mean age was 43 years (range, 21-79 years). Test functions included elbow flexion and extension, forearm pronation and supination, and grip. In general, the men were twice as strong as the women, and the dominant extremities were 6% stronger than the nondominant. The mean extension strength was 61% of that of flexion, and pronation was 86% of supination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Issue number222
StatePublished - 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Askew, L. J., An, K. N., Morrey, B. F., & Chao, E. Y. S. (1987). Isometric elbow strength in normal individuals. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, (222), 261-266.