Dynamic motion analysis of dart throwers motion visualized through computerized tomography and calculation of the axis of rotation

Yasith Edirisinghe, John Troupis, Minoo K Patel, Julian Anderson Smith, Marcus Crossett

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We used a dynamic three-dimensional (3D) mapping method to model the wrist in dynamic unrestricted dart throwers motion in three men and four women. With the aid of precision landmark identification, a 3D coordinate system was applied to the distal radius and the movement of the carpus was described. Subsequently, with dynamic 3D reconstructions and freedom to position the camera viewpoint anywhere in space, we observed the motion pathways of all carpal bones in dart throwers motion and calculated its axis of rotation. This was calculated to lie in 27 degrees of anteversion from the coronal plane and 44 degrees of varus angulation relative to the transverse plane. This technique is a safe and a feasible carpal imaging method to gain key information for decision making in future hand surgical and rehabilitative practices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364 - 372
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery-European Volume
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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