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Title: Metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal flexion of the thumb: influence of sex and age, relation to ligamentous injury
Authors: De Smet, Luc ×
Urlus, M
Spriet, A
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: Mar-1994
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:59 issue:4 pages:357-9
Abstract: The flexion of the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints of both thumbs of 101 normal controls and of 10 patients with ligamentous injuries was measured. There is a close correlation between dominant and nondominant thumbs. With advancing age mobility of both joints decreases significantly. Stiffer joints are more vulnerable to ligamentous injuries.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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