Friction between human finger flexor tendons and pulleys at high loads.

@article{Schweizer2003FrictionBH,
  title={Friction between human finger flexor tendons and pulleys at high loads.},
  author={Andreas Schweizer and Ota Frank and Peter Emil Ochsner and Hilaire A. C. Jacob},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={63-71}
}
A method was developed to indirectly measure friction between the flexor tendons and pulleys of the middle and ring finger in vivo. An isokinetic movement device to determine maximum force of wrist flexion, interphalangeal joint flexion (rolling in and out) and isolated proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint flexion was built. Eccentric and concentric maximum force of these three different movements where gliding of the flexor tendon sheath was involved differently (least in wrist flexion) was… CONTINUE READING

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