Moment arms about the carpal and metacarpophalangeal joints for flexor and extensor muscles in equine forelimbs.

@article{Brown2003MomentAA,
  title={Moment arms about the carpal and metacarpophalangeal joints for flexor and extensor muscles in equine forelimbs.},
  author={Nicholas A. T. Brown and Marcus G. Pandy and William L. Buford and Christopher E. Kawcak and C Wayne Mcilwraith},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={351-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether muscle moment arms at the carpal and metacarpophalangeal joints can be modeled as fixed-radius pulleys for the range of motion associated with the stance phase of the gait in equine forelimbs. SAMPLE POPULATION 4 cadaveric forelimbs from 2 healthy Thoroughbreds. PROCEDURE Thin wire cables were sutured at the musculotendinous junction of 9 forelimb muscles. The cables passed through eyelets at each muscle's origin, wrapped around single-turn potentiometers, and… CONTINUE READING