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A biomechanical analysis of the rheumatoid index finger after joint arthroplasty

Fowler, N.K. and Nicol, A.C. (2002) A biomechanical analysis of the rheumatoid index finger after joint arthroplasty. Clinical Biomechanics, 17 (5). pp. 400-405. ISSN 0268-0033

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Abstract

Aims to determine the mechanisms responsible for the recurrence of ulnar drift after metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty in the rheumatoid hand. Finds that implant forces were oriented in a radial and dorsal direction to resist the ulnarpalmarly pull of tendons associated with the metacarpophalangeal joint.