Limited independent flexion of the thumb and fingers in human subjects.

  title={Limited independent flexion of the thumb and fingers in human subjects.},
  author={Sharon L Kilbreath and Simon C. Gandevia},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  volume={479 ( Pt 3)},
1. We investigated whether human subjects can activate selectively flexor pollicis longus (FPL) and digital portions of flexor digitorum profundus (FDP). These muscles were selected because they are the only flexors of the distal phalanges. 2. Electromyographic activity (EMG) was recorded with intramuscular electrodes from one digital component of the deep flexors ('test') while subjects lifted weights by flexing the distal interphalangeal joint of the other digits in turn ('lifting' digits… CONTINUE READING
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