Gislason, M.K. and Stansfield, B.W. and Nash, D.H. (2009) Loading on the Scapho-Trapezium-Trapezoid joint during gripping. In: 22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, 2009-07-05 - 2009-07-09, Cape Town, South Africa.
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The scapho-trapezium-trapezoid (STT) joint is believed to be highly vulnerable to wear and has been identified clinically as a high risk joint in arthritic patients. A theoretical model  of the load transfer through the wrist during gripping, suggests high activity in the STT ligaments in order to stabilize the carpus. During gripping complicated loading patterns are seen in the carpal bones and various intercarpal joints comprising the wrist joint. The aim was to investigate contact stresses at the STT joint in comparison to those occuring at the radiocarpal joint. Finite element model was created of the whole wrist joint with physiological loading conditions applied.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||scapho-trapezium-trapezoid joint, wrist joints, biomechanics, biomechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Physiology, Human anatomy|
|Subjects:||Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery|
Science > Physiology
Science > Human anatomy
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
Faculty of Engineering > Bioengineering
|Depositing user:||Ms Katrina May|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jun 2010 14:10|
|Last modified:||15 Dec 2013 23:53|
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