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A device to measure in vivo forces in human flexor tendons during carpal tunnel operations.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of medical engineering & technology
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
2
Pages
81–84
Identifiers
PMID: 14965862
Source
Medline

Abstract

An apparatus has been designed to measure the in vivo forces transmitted along human hand flexor tendons during carpal tunnel release procedures. The tendon will be run through three hooks, the central one of which is attached to a load cell. The rationale is that once these forces are known this will aid in the design of repair techniques and rehabilitation regimens. As a first stage, an in vitro validation study is presented using cord subjected to varying forces to mimic an in vivo flexor tendon under varying conditions of use. Our results show that we can accurately and reproducibly measure the force in the cord.

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