A biomechanical analysis of the rheumatoid index finger after joint arthroplasty

N.K. Fowler, A.C. Nicol

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    Aims to determine the mechanisms responsible for the recurrence of ulnar drift after metacarpophalangeal joint arthroplasty in the rheumatoid hand. Finds that implant forces were oriented in a radial and dorsal direction to resist the ulnarpalmarly pull of tendons associated with the metacarpophalangeal joint.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)400-405
    Number of pages5
    JournalClinical Biomechanics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • metacarpophalangeal
    • prosthesis
    • finger
    • rheumatoid
    • ulnar drift
    • biomechanics
    • bioengineering

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