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Title: Articular surfaces of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint and its proper collateral ligament (PCL) fiber bundles as a crossed four-bar linkage system
Authors: van Zwieten, Koos Jaap 
Schmidt, Klaus 
Geusens, Piet 
Lambrichts, Ivo 
Lippens, Peter 
Adriaensens, Peter 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: 174ste Wetenschappelijke Vergadering van de Nederlandse Anatomen Vereniging, Lunteren, the Netherlands, 3-4 February, 2012
Abstract: Starting from analyses, performed to design total knee joint prostheses, we used similar approaches for the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the finger (Wachowski et al., 2011). By 4-bar linkage analysis of main fiber bundles in the PIP joint´s Proper Collateral Ligament (PCL), we were able to construct the curvatures of the only two articulating surfaces which can perform PIP flexion by rolling relative to each other without any gliding. Such engineering results can be used for prosthesis design although they deviate from normal anatomy.
Keywords: Proximal Inter Phalangeal (P.I.P.) Joint; Collateral Ligaments; PCL & ACL; Human Finger; Imaging; HR-MRI; Kinematics; Mathematical modelling; Crossed Four-Bar Linkage System; P.I.P. Arthroplasty Design
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Rights: © 2012, Nederlandse Anatomen Vereniging - Dutch Anatomical Society
Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
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