Hand weakness in the elderly.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hand weakness is an important but frequently overlooked problem in the elderly. The exact diagnosis is often difficult because of the complexities of innervation and muscle function. An anatomic approach to the diagnosis of isolated hand weakness in the elderly is presented. Causes, evaluation, and therapy for various forms of this symptom are reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrell, LE; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • April 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 223 - 227

PubMed ID

  • 6300214

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8614

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1532-5415.1983.tb05100.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States