What is a dynamometer?

Also known as: hand-held dynamometer, electronic hand grip dynamometer, measurement of grip strength.

A dynamometer is a medical instrument that is used to test grip strength. It primarily serves as a diagnostic and assessment tool. It is used when compromise of the cervical nerve roots or peripheral nerves is suspected. It can be used to measure progress after digital fractures or in someone who has arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or similar concerns. It can also be helpful assessing recovery in stroke patients and hand strength in older populations.

Reviewed by: Yvette Elias

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