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Biomechanics of the Elbow

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  • Moon, Jun-Gyu (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine)
  • 문준규 (고려대학교 의과대학 정형외과학교실)
  • Received : 2010.05.10
  • Accepted : 2010.06.15
  • Published : 2010.06.15

Abstract

Purpose: Understanding elbow biomechanics is necessary to understand the pathophysiologic mechanism of elbow injury and to provide a scientific basis for clinical practice. This article provides a summary of key concepts that are relevant to understanding common elbow injuries and their management. Materials and Methods: The biomechanics of the elbow joint can be divided into kinematics, stability and force transmission through the elbow joint. Active and passive stabilizers include bony articular geometry; soft tissues provide joint stability, compression force and motion. Results and Conclusion: Knowledge of elbow biomechanics will help (i) advance surgical procedures and trauma management, (ii) develop new elbow prostheses and (iii) stimulate future research.

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