Orientation of axes in the elbow and forearm for biomechanical modelling

H. E J Veeger*, B. Yu

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To determine the three-dimensional positions and orientations of axes of rotation for elbow flexion and forearm prosupination, the flexion-extension and prosupination movements were measured for five arms. Four right and one arm were taken from four fresh cadavers. Movement was measured with a electromagnetic tracking systems. Axes were found to be almost perpendicular (88.9 ± 5.1°) and crossed at 3.3 ± 0.8 mm. It is suggested that arm movements can be modelled with a two Degree-Of-Freedom model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSouthern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Dayton, OH, USA
Duration: 29 Mar 199631 Mar 1996


ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CityDayton, OH, USA

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