A Computergraphics Model of the Wrist Joint: Design and Application

  • Jan G. M. Kooloos
  • Marc A. T. M. Vorstenbosch
  • Hans H. C. M. Savelberg
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In order to understand the morphology of the wrist joint the functions of both bone movements and ligament behaviour have been studied extensively. These studies have resulted into: [1] possible explanations of the joint kinematics based on a selection of parts of the joint and based on simple geometrical analogons of the bones,12,13,14 [2] concepts of ligament behaviour that simplify ligament dimensions to single line-elements or to straight lines22 and [3] explanations of ligament bone interaction that are based on assumptions about joint motion that exclude out-of-plane motions.3,17 So, functional anatomical approaches have not led to an overall concept of wrist joint behaviour.


Insertion Site Wrist Joint Anatomical Data Carpal Bone Anatomical Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan G. M. Kooloos
    • 1
  • Marc A. T. M. Vorstenbosch
    • 1
  • Hans H. C. M. Savelberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy/EmbryologyUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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