Limited ability to extend the digits of the human hand independently with extensor digitorum.

@article{Duinen2009LimitedAT,
  title={Limited ability to extend the digits of the human hand independently with extensor digitorum.},
  author={Hiske van Duinen and Wei Shin Yu and Simon C. Gandevia},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={587 Pt 20},
  pages={
          4799-810
        }
}
While the human hand has an extraordinary capacity to manipulate objects, movement of its digits is usually not completely independent. These limits have been documented for extrinsic flexor muscles, although hand skills also require selectivity for extension movements. Hence, we measured the degree of independent control of the major extrinsic extensor (extensor digitorum, ED). Subjects grasped a cylinder, with the thumb perpendicular to the fingers. Load cells were connected to the proximal… CONTINUE READING
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