Biomechanics of phalangeal curvature.

@article{Richmond2007BiomechanicsOP,
  title={Biomechanics of phalangeal curvature.},
  author={Brian G. Richmond},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={678-90}
}
Phalangeal curvature has been widely cited in primate functional morphology and is one of the key traits in the ongoing debate about whether the locomotion of early hominins included a significant degree of arboreality. This study examines the biomechanics of phalangeal curvature using data on hand posture, muscle recruitment, and anatomical moment arms to develop a finite element (FE) model of a siamang manual proximal phalanx during suspensory grasping. Strain patterns from experiments on… CONTINUE READING
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