Grading of Muscle Strength (1-5):

5 - The muscle ...
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Grading of Muscle Strength (1-5):


5 - The muscle can move the joint it crosses through a full 

range of motion, against gravity, and against full resistance 

applied by the examiner. 


4 - The muscle can move the joint it crosses through a full 

range of motion against moderate resistance. 


3 - The muscle can move the joint it crosses through a full 

range of motion against gravity but without any resistance. 


2 - The muscle can move the joint it crosses through a full range 

of motion only if the part is properly positioned so that the 

force of gravity is eliminated. 


1 - Muscle contraction is seen or identified with palpation, 

but it is insufficient to produce joint motion even with 

elimination of gravity. 


0 - No muscle contraction is seen or identified with palpation; 

paralysis. 


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