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Articles by Jill Kuramoto in JoVE
Manual Muscle Testing: A Method of Measuring Extremity Muscle Strength Applied to Critically Ill Patients Nancy Ciesla1, Victor Dinglas1, Eddy Fan1,2, Michelle Kho2,3, Jill Kuramoto4, Dale Needham1,2,3 1Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 3Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University, 4Department of Rehabilitation Services, University of Maryland Medical System Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and critical illness frequently develop long-lasting muscle weakness. Manual muscle testing (MMT) is a standardized clinical examination commonly used to measure strength of peripheral skeletal muscle groups. This video demonstrates MMT using the 6-point Medical Research Council scale.