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Effects of hyperthyroidism on hand grip strength and function

Esra Erkol İnal, MD, et al.

We hypothesized that the function of distal muscles may be affected by hyperthyroidism since skeletal muscle is one of the major target organs of thyroid hormones. Primary hyperthyroidism seemed to affect hand dexterity and function more than hand grip strength and was also associated with reduced physical function. This study will be valuable in leading clinicians to pay appropriate attention to hand function deficits in patients or Veterans with primary hyperthyroidism. Clinicians should consider primary hyperthyroidism in patients or Veterans who have impairment in hand function and/or dexterity.

Volume 52 Number 6, 2015
   Pages 663 — 668

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Erkol İnal E, Bayram Çarlı A, Çanak S, Aksu O, Kale Köroğlu B, Savaş S. Effects of hyperthyroidism on hand grip strength and function. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015; 52(6):663–68.

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