Elisabet Hagert

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The purpose of this study was to analyze human wrist ligaments with regard to presence of general innervation and mechanoreceptors. The ligaments studied were: dorsal radiocarpal (DRC), dorsal intercarpal (DIC), long radiolunate (LRL), radioscaphocapitate (RSC), ulnocarpal (UC), scapholunate interosseous (SLI) and lunotriquetral interosseous (LTI)(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 To analyze ligament innervation and the structural composition of wrist ligaments to investigate the potential differences in sensory and biomechanical functions. METHODS The ligaments analyzed were the dorsal radiocarpal, dorsal intercarpal, scaphotriquetral, dorsal scapholunate interosseous, scaphotrapeziotrapezoid, radioscaphoid,(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)
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)
The scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) is biomechanically important in maintaining wrist motion and grip strength in the hand, but its possible sensory role in the dynamic muscular stability of the wrist joint has not been examined. The aim of this study was to use immunohistochemical methods to analyze the general innervation and the possible(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)
Purpose In the presence of early osteoarthritis, changes to the trapeziometacarpal joint (TMJ) often result in pain and is associated with joint instability and a tendency of dorsoradial subluxation. In these instances, arthroscopy may be indicated to: (1) assess the extent of cartilage disease and the laxity of ligaments and to (2) treat TMJ instability.(More)
Stability of the thumb carpometacarpal joint relies upon equilibrium between its ligaments, muscular support and joint congruity. We wanted to identify the muscles important in preventing or increasing dorsoradial subluxation of this joint. In ten cadaveric hands, a Fastrak® motion tracking device was used to assess the effects of individual isometric(More)
Purpose The population of mechanoreceptors in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) lacks detailed characterization. In this study, we examined the distribution and type of mechanoreceptors of two principal ligaments in surgical subjects with OA of the first carpometacarpal joint (CMC1). Methods We harvested two ligaments from the CMC1 of eleven subjects(More)