Faes Kerkhof

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The assessment of the contact biomechanics in the trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint during functional tasks represents a relevant way to obtain a better understanding of the onset of osteoarthritis (OA). CT scans of the hand region of 20 female volunteers were taken in relaxed neutral, lateral key pinch and power grasp configuration. 3D models of the first(More)
BACKGROUND The trapeziometacarpal joint is subjected to high compressive forces during powerful pinch and grasp tasks due to muscle loading. In addition, muscle contraction is important for stability of the joint. The aim of the present study is to explore if different muscle activation patterns can be found between three functional tasks. METHODS(More)
Current motion capture techniques all have shortcomings when applied to the 3D quantitative evaluation of thumb base motion. Dynamic CT might overcome these shortcomings but, so far, robustness of this technique in more than one specimen has not yet been demonstrated. The aim of the current study is to further evaluate the use of dynamic CT for(More)
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