Accession Number : ADA410208


Title :   A Biomechanical Simulation of the Effect of the Extrinsic Flexor Muscles on Finger Joint Flexion


Corporate Author : REHABILITATION INST OF CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : Kamper, D G ; Rymer, W Z


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a410208.pdf


Report Date : 25 Oct 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : The mechanisms responsible for producing flexion of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of the fingers remain a matter of debate. Especially, the role of the extrinsic finger flexor muscles has been questioned. Using computer simulation techniques, we sought to determine if it is possible for the extrinsic flexor muscles to produce rotation at all three finger joints and to initiate rotation at all MCP joint.


Descriptors :   *SIMULATION , *JOINTS(ANATOMY) , MUSCLES , BIOMECHANICS , TORQUE , HOISTS , FINGERS


Subject Categories : Biology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE