Table 1

Wrist measurement methods

Range of movementThe range of active motion, as measured between the fifth metacarpal bone and the forearm resting on a table by a Medema goniometer
Joint circumferenceThe wrist circumference just distal to the styloid process
Grip strengthMeasured electronically with a Grippit instrument, with a peak value and a mean value of a 10 second force10
FunctionSelf evaluation with a six question questionnaire, according to the patient rated wrist evaluation (PRWE).11 All answers were given on a 10 point scale and consequently the maximum score was 60
PainSelf evaluation (five questions) according to PRWE, which means a maximum pain score of 50