Quantitative Functional Anatomy of Finger Muscles: Application to Controlled Grasp

  • Joseph M. Mansour
  • C. Rouvas
  • J. Sarangapani
  • L. Hendrix
  • P. E. Crago
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 256)


The importance of the hand in basic activities of daily living has led to many investigations of the function of muscles which control hand movement. These studies have been both qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative studies have elucidated the role of particular muscles in obtaining a desired hand posture, and have helped to establish procedures for manual muscle testing. However, there are many applications where quantitative prediction of hand function is desirable.


Index Finger Joint Angle Muscle Force Metacarpophalangeal Joint Pennation Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph M. Mansour
    • 1
    • 3
  • C. Rouvas
    • 1
  • J. Sarangapani
    • 1
  • L. Hendrix
    • 1
  • P. E. Crago
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical EngineeringCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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