Measurement of friction between pulley and flexor tendon

K. N. An, L. Berglund, S. Uchiyama, J. H. Coert

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Abstract

When tendon excursion takes place through the pulley, friction and drag are encountered at the interface. Repetitive exposure to such friction and attrition of the tendon has been considered one of the important factors causing cumulative trauma and leading to disorders such as tendinitis and tenosynovitis. In this study, development of an experimental method to evaluate friction and drag between the pulley and tendon under different loading conditions and joint configurations is considered. Verification of the model under an ideal situation of sutures across a mechanical pulley was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Sciences Instrumentation
PublisherPubl by ISA Services Inc
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
Volume29
ISBN (Print)1556174578
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 30th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and the 30th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Apr 2 1993Apr 3 1993

Other

OtherProceedings of the 30th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and the 30th International ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation Symposium
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period4/2/934/3/93

Keywords

  • Friction
  • Pulley
  • Tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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    An, K. N., Berglund, L., Uchiyama, S., & Coert, J. H. (1993). Measurement of friction between pulley and flexor tendon. In Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation (Vol. 29, pp. 1-7). Publ by ISA Services Inc.