Daily Bolus of LR: Motor Strength Grading

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May 31, 2011 by dailybolusoflr

Motor Strength Grading

0 No visible of palpable contraction (for this you need to put your hand over the muscle group to feel the contraction)

1 Flicker or trace contraction (same as above)

2 Active movement with gravity eliminated and no resistance applied (this is testing horizontal movements. . .gravity gone)

3 Active movement against gravity and no resistance applied

4 Active movement against gravity WITH resistance applied

5 Normal strength

Linda Regan, MD FACEP
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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