Research Article| Volume 10, ISSUE 3, P229-231, July 1997

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Grip force reduction in patients with tennis elbow: Influence of elbow position

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      Grip force was measured in 55 consecutive patients with chronic tennis elbow. Grip force was markedly reduced at the pathological side, but there was also a striking reduction of the grip force at the pathological side when the grip force was measured with a straight elbow, compared with the standard position of 90° flexion. This reduction was highly significant at the pathological side but not at the normal control side.
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