The scapho-trapezium-trapezoid (STT) joint is believed to be highly vulnerable to wear and has been identified clinically as a high risk joint in arthritic patients. A theoretical model  of the load transfer through the wrist during gripping, suggests high activity in the STT ligaments in order to stabilize the carpus. During gripping complicated loading patterns are seen in the carpal bones and various intercarpal joints comprising the wrist joint. The aim was to investigate contact stresses at the STT joint in comparison to those occuring at the radiocarpal joint. Finite element model was created of the whole wrist joint with physiological loading conditions applied.
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jul 2009|
|Event||22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics - Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 5 Jul 2009 → 9 Jul 2009
|Conference||22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics|
|City||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Period||5/07/09 → 9/07/09|
- scapho-trapezium-trapezoid joint
- wrist joints
- biomechanical engineering
Gislason, M. K., Stansfield, B. W., & Nash, D. H. (2009). Loading on the Scapho-Trapezium-Trapezoid joint during gripping. Paper presented at 22nd Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Cape Town, South Africa, .