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Developers of MACS

In 2002 we started to work on this hand classification. The members of the group have different competencies and professions, they are located in different universities in Sweden. The team collaborates with CanChild, Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University in Hamilton ON, Canada. We have continued the discussion during different circumstances until consensus occurred in the group, than we tested the classification in several ways until we felt confident to present if for you.

Group picture of the developers of MACS
Marianne Arner, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Birgit Rösblad,Peter Rosenbaum,
Eva Beckung, Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm

Picture of Marianne Arner Marianne Arner
Hand Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, Lund University Hospital, Sweden
Picture of Ann-Christin Eliasson Ann-Christin Eliasson
OT, PhD, Professor
Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Picture of Birgit Rösblad Birgit Rösblad
Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, University of Umeå, Sweden
Picture of Peter Rosenbaum Peter Rosenbaum
(C) CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University, Hamilton ON Canada
Picture of Eva Beckung Eva Beckung
Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Picture of Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm
Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

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Download issues resolved!
MACS had some issues with downloading leaflets and identification charts that now have been resolved. The problems originated from the hosting company and a bad configuration.
Mini-MACS and MACS level identification chart in Dutch can now be downloaded
A new MACS level identification chart and Mini-MACS in Dutch is now available for download. Follow the link to the left.