3D kinematics of the equine metacarpophalangeal joint at walk and trot.

  title={3D kinematics of the equine metacarpophalangeal joint at walk and trot.},
  author={Hilary Mary Clayton and Daohang Sha and John A. Stick and Natalie Elvin},
  journal={Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T},
  volume={20 2},
  • H. Clayton, D. Sha, N. Elvin
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T
The metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint and its supporting soft tissues are common sites of injury in athletic horses. Equine gait analysis has focused on 2D analysis in the sagittal plane and little information is available which describes 3D motions of the MCP joint and their possible role in the development of injuries. The aim was to characterize the 3D rotations of the equine MCP joint during walking and trotting. Three-dimensional trajectories of marker triads fixed rigidly to the third… 

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