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Grading of Muscle Strength (MRC Scale and Its Modifications)

Purpose:

To grade a patient's muscle strength.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M62.8

Description:

Major skeletal muscles can be functionally assessed for their strength. Muscles are evaluated individually, with comparison to that of the same muscle on the opposite side of the body. Muscle strength can be monitored over time to follow progression or remission of disease.

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