Reduction of triceps muscle force after shortening of the distal humerus: a computational model.

@article{Hughes1997ReductionOT,
  title={Reduction of triceps muscle force after shortening of the distal humerus: a computational model.},
  author={Richard E. Hughes and Alberto Giuseppe Schneeberger and K. N. An and Bernard F. Morrey and Shawn W O'driscoll},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={
          444-8
        }
}
Bone deficiency resulting in shortening of the distal humerus may occur after fractures, treatment of nonunions, or revision of total elbow arthroplasty. A biomechanical model of the triceps muscle and tendon was used to investigate the effect of distal humeral shortening on triceps force production. The analysis indicated that shortening of the distal humerus primarily influences the media head of the triceps, which contributes most to elbow extension strength in extended elbow positions. In a… CONTINUE READING
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