Passive Force-Length Properties of Cadaveric Human Forearm Musculature

  • R. Wells
  • D. Ranney
  • P. Keir
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 256)


The passive force/length properties of the forearm musculature, notably the extrinsic flexors and extensors of the fingers, have been found to be important in unloaded prehensile activities of the hand.11 A knowledge of these passive properties is of interest in surgery, in understanding hand function and in mathematical modelling of hand function.


Passive Tension Flexor Digitorum Profundus Passive Property Finger Flexor Flexores Carpus Ulnaris 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Wells
    • 1
  • D. Ranney
    • 1
  • P. Keir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of KinesiologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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