A pilot study to determine the tensile properties of the transverse carpal ligament

Ukadike C. Ugbolue, Magnus K. Gislason, Quentin A. Fogg, Mark Carter, Philip E. Riches, Philip J. Rowe

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Abstract

The transverse carpal ligament (TCL) is important in the
stability of the carpus. Studies have shown the TCL plays a
biomechanical role in promoting grip and pinch strength
during the performance of hand functional activities of daily living. Previous studies have investigated the biomechanical properties of the TCL intact using indentation methods as well as manipulation and load bearing techniques. Despite the valuable contribution these investigations have provided, the literature still lacks an efficient method designed to specifically evaluate the tensile properties of the intact TCL.

Due to the complexity of the hand and wrist, the need
has arisen to develop a sophisticated method to determine
the tensile properties of the intact TCL.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2013
EventXXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics: XV Brazilian Congress of Biomechanics - Natal, Brazil
Duration: 4 Aug 20139 Aug 2013
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ConferenceXXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics
Abbreviated titleISB 2013 Brazil
CountryBrazil
CityNatal
Period4/08/139/08/13
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Ugbolue, U. C., Gislason, M. K., Fogg, Q. A., Carter, M., Riches, P. E., & Rowe, P. J. (2013). A pilot study to determine the tensile properties of the transverse carpal ligament. Paper presented at XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Natal, Brazil.