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Biomechanics of pronation and supination of the forearm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11280154     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pronation-supination, the rotation of the forearm around its longitudinal axis, is an important motion because it allows the hand to be oriented, allowing one to take food and carry it to the mouth, perform personal hygiene, and live autonomously. The motion depends on the integrity of two bones, the radius and the ulna, as well as joints, ligaments, and muscles. In every pathological case, as described in this article, the anatomical features must be restored for normal function.
A Kapandji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hand clinics     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0749-0712     ISO Abbreviation:  Hand Clin     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-30     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510415     Medline TA:  Hand Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-22, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinique de L'Yvette, Longjumeau, France.
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MeSH Terms
Forearm / physiology*
Joint Instability / physiopathology,  surgery
Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology
Pronation / physiology*
Radius / physiology*,  surgery
Supination / physiology*
Ulna / physiology*,  surgery

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