Quantitative Functional Anatomy of Finger Muscles: Application to Controlled Grasp
The importance of the hand in basic activities of daily living has led to many investigations of the function of muscles which control hand movement. These studies have been both qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative studies have elucidated the role of particular muscles in obtaining a desired hand posture, and have helped to establish procedures for manual muscle testing. However, there are many applications where quantitative prediction of hand function is desirable.
KeywordsIndex Finger Joint Angle Muscle Force Metacarpophalangeal Joint Pennation Angle
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