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Prediction of Postoperative Complications Using Hand Grip Dynamometry

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

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Description:

The preoperative grip strength of a person can be measured using a dynamometer. If the grip strength is below the recommended cut-off level for age and sex, then the person (1) is at high risk for post-operative complications and (2) should have nutritional assessment. The cut-off value was set at 85% of that shown by normal persons of that age and gender. The hand grip strength predicted 74% of complications.

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