The aim of this study was to develop an automated approach model to define in vivo kinematics of the trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint using four-dimensional computed tomography. A total of 15 healthy volunteers were included and their TMC joint kinematics were studied during a retropulsion-opposition-retropulsion movement. We used cardan angles estimated from transformation matrices using a ZYX-decomposition and analysed the motion of the thumb metacarpal relative to the trapezium, the thumb metacarpal relative to the index metacarpal, and the trapezium relative to the index metacarpal. The study also included an analysis of the joint hysteresis effect and a joint proximity model that estimated the joint contact area during a retropulsion-opposition-retropulsion movement. The automated approach significantly decreased the time needed to analyse each case and makes this model applicable for further research on TMC kinematics.
Originele taal-2English
TijdschriftThe Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - 31 jan 2024

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