Elisabet Hagert

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The authors describe the anatomy of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) and delineate the importance of viewing this joint as part of the whole forearm. The osseous congruity and ligamentous integrity is of essence for the stability of the DRUJ, according to the principles of tensegrity. The neuromuscular control and possible proprioceptive function of the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Narrative review. Recent years have brought new research findings on the subject of wrist joint proprioception, which entails an understanding of the wrist as part of a sensorimotor system where afferent information from nerve endings in the wrist joint affects the neuromuscular control of the joint. An understanding of proprioception is also(More)
PURPOSE The presence of wrist proprioceptive reflexes after stimulation of the dorsal scapholunate interosseous ligament has previously been described. Because this ligament is primarily innervated by the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) we hypothesized altered ligamento-muscular reflex patterns following desensitization of the PIN. METHODS Eight(More)
From a kinetic point of view, the wrist is considered stable when it is capable of resisting load without suffering injury. Several prerequisites are necessary for the wrist to be kinetically stable: bone morphology, normal articulating surfaces, ligaments, the sensorimotor system, the muscles crossing the wrist, and all nerves connecting to ligaments and(More)
Carpal stability has traditionally been defined as dependent on the articular congruity of joint surfaces, the static stability maintained by intact ligaments, and the dynamic stability caused by muscle contractions resulting in a compression of joint surfaces. In the past decade, a fourth factor in carpal stability has been proposed, involving the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the pattern and types of sensory nerve endings in ankle ligaments using immunohistochemical techniques, in order to gain more insight into functional ankle stability. METHODS One hundred forty ligaments from 10 cadaver feet were included: the calcaneofibular and anterior/posterior talofibular ligaments from(More)
Purpose We propose to identify and correlate arthroscopic internal ligaments with external ligaments, providing an accurate roadmap for arthroscopic ligament and joint anatomy. Ligamentous laxity is considered an important risk factor in developing the common basilar arthritis of the thumb. Controversy exists as to the precise ligamentous anatomy of the(More)
Surgical approaches to the wrist joint have traditionally been focused on providing wide exposure to allow adequate access to the carpus. In light of recent investigations on the innervation and proprioception of the wrist joint, one should also take into consideration not to denervate the wrist capsule and ligaments. In this manuscript, we propose 2(More)
PURPOSE Recent publications on the sensory innervation of wrist ligaments have challenged our understanding of ligaments as mere passive restraints in wrist stability. Mechanoreceptors in ligaments have a role in signaling joint perturbations, in which the afferent information is believed to influence periarticular muscles. The scapholunate interosseous(More)
PURPOSE The human thumb trapeziometacarpal (TM) joint is a unique articulation that allows stability during pinch and grip and great degrees of mobility. Because the saddle-shaped articulating surfaces of the TM joint are inherently unstable, joint congruity depends on the action of restraining ligaments and periarticular muscles. From other joints, it is(More)