Advances in the Biomechanics of the Hand and Wrist

  • F. Schuind
  • K. N. An
  • W. P. CooneyIII
  • M. Garcia-Elias

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 256)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Advances in the Biomechanics of the Hand and Wrist, Genval (Belgium), May 1992

  3. Material Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Richard A. Berger, Toshihiko Imaeda, Lawrence Berglund, Kai-Nan An, William P. Cooney, Peter C. Amadio et al.
      Pages 9-16
    3. Hideo Kawai, Tsuyoshi Murase, Takashi Masatomi, Masakazu Murai, Ryoichi Shibuya, Yukio Terada et al.
      Pages 17-23
    4. Kai-Nan An, Gan-Tyan Lin, Peter C. Amadio, William P. Cooney III, Edmund Y. S. Chao
      Pages 59-67
    5. Ulrich Frank, Hans-Martin Schmidt
      Pages 69-84
    6. Sylvain Gagnon, Michael J. Botte, Ephraim M. Zinberg, Steven N. Copp
      Pages 85-92
  4. Force Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Bo Peterson
      Pages 95-106
    3. Elena V. Biryukova, Vera Z. Yourovskaya
      Pages 107-122
    4. Steven F. Viegas, Rita M. Patterson
      Pages 137-151
    5. Frédéric A. Schuind, Kai-Nan An, Ronald L. Linscheid, William P. Cooney, Edmund Y. S. Chao
      Pages 153-157
    6. Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, Nicholas Löwer, Klaus Wilhelm, Rolf Kenn, Reinhard Putz
      Pages 159-165
    7. Hans P. Kern, Hilaire A. C. Jacob, Gontran R. Sennwald
      Pages 167-176
    8. Joseph M. Mansour, C. Rouvas, J. Sarangapani, L. Hendrix, P. E. Crago
      Pages 177-188
    9. G. A. Ateshian, M. P. Rosenwasser, V. C. Mow
      Pages 189-195
    10. Federico Casolo, Vittorio Lorenzi
      Pages 197-223
    11. David J. Giurintano, Anne M. Hollister
      Pages 225-235
    12. Hiroyuki Hashizume, Takeshi Akagi, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Hajime Inoue, Takashi Ogura
      Pages 237-244
  5. Motion Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Marc Garcia-Elias, Douglas K. Smith, Leonard K. Ruby, Emiko Horii, Kai-Nan An, Ronald L. Linscheid et al.
      Pages 247-253
    3. John M. G. Kauer, Hans H. C. M. Savelberg, Rik Huiskes, Jan G. M. Kooloos
      Pages 271-280
    4. C. L. Nicodemus, Steven F. Viegas, Karin Elder
      Pages 281-287
    5. Jan G. M. Kooloos, Marc A. T. M. Vorstenbosch, Hans H. C. M. Savelberg
      Pages 289-303
    6. Patrick Salvia, Paul Klein, José Henri David, Marcel Rooze
      Pages 313-328
    7. David L. Nelson, Margaret A. Mitchell, Paul G. Groszewski, Stephen L. Pennick, Paul R. Manske
      Pages 329-334
    8. Christian L. Jantea, Kai-Nan An, Ronald L. Linscheid, W. P. Cooney III
      Pages 345-361
    9. Antonio Merolli, Paolo Tranquilli Leali, Sandro Fioretti, Tommaso Leo
      Pages 377-382
  6. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. Franz Burny, Yves Andrianne, Monique Donkerwolcke, Maurice Hinsenkamp, Jean Quintin, Frédéric A. Schuind
      Pages 395-400
    3. Thierry Authom, Michel Lafontaine, Dominique C. R. Hardy, Philippe Delincé
      Pages 431-439
    4. Scott W. Wolfe, Joseph J. Crisco III, Lee D. Katz
      Pages 465-473
    5. Kozo Shimada, Minoru Nishino, Tohru Kadowaki, Tomio Yamamoto
      Pages 475-485
    6. Jean-Louis Thonnard, Léon Plaghki, Dominique Bragard
      Pages 499-510

About this book


William P. Cooney III, R. A. Berger, and K. N. An Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory Department of Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation Rochester, MN 55905, U. S. A. As surgeons struggle to find new insights into the complex diseases and deformities that involve the wrist and hand, new insights are being provided by applied anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to these important areas. Indeed, a fresh new interaction of disciplines has immersed in which anatomists, bioengineers and surgeons examine together basic functions and principles that can provide a strong foundation for future growth. Clinical interest in the hand and wrist are now at a peak on an international level. Economic implications of disability affecting the hand and wrist are recognized that have international scope crossing oceans, cultures, languages and political philosophies. As with any struggle, a common ground for understanding is essential. NATO conferences such as this symposium on Biomechanics of the Hand and Wrist provides such a basis upon which to build discernment of fundamental postulates. As a start, basic research directed at studies of anatomy, pathology and pathophysiology and mechanical modeling is essential. To take these important steps further forward, funding from government and industry are needed to consider fundamental principles within the material sciences, biomechanical disciplines, applied anatomy and physiology and concepts of engineering modeling that have been applied to other areas of the musculoskeletal system.


Surgery biomechanics mechanics pathophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Schuind
    • 1
  • K. N. An
    • 2
  • W. P. CooneyIII
    • 2
  • M. Garcia-Elias
    • 3
  1. 1.Erasme University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Mayo Clinic and Mayo FoundationRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Hospital General de CatalunyaSant Cugat, BarcelonaSpain

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