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Title: Finite element analysis of the wrist joint
Author: Gislason, Magnus Kjartan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2673 9823
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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The wrist is a very anatomically complex joint and little has been reported about the biomechanics of the wrist joint. Cadaveric measurements have been carried out to investigate the load transfer characteristics. Due to the complexity of the joint, analytical models are difficult to create, but the finite element method is generally employed to create a numerical model of the joint. Current finite element studies of the wrist have only looked at a small subset of the joint or created a simplified model using un-physiological boundary conditions. The presented work reports on the creation of subject specific models of the whole wrist, during gripping, using loading conditions obtained through biomechanical experiments in order to be able to predict in-vivo stresses in the wrist joint, with the wrist in three different positions: neutral position, radial deviation and ulnar deviation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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