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Dr. Paul Brand discusses the mechanics and anatomy that control movement of the hand. The first part focuses on the muscles of the forearm and hand, what they are called and where they are located. A forearm laid open is shown and Dr. Brand points out components and patterns. Brand then discusses the transmission of energy from muscles to control the joints and tendons of the hand, with a pulley and lever-type of system. He explains how damaged tendons can be surgically replaced with tendons from another part of the body, or also mentions the newer science of tendons transplanted from a donor.
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Paul W. Brand, FRCS, Chief, Rehabilitation Branch, GW Long HD Center, Carville, Louisiana.
Assisted by Larry K. Chidgey, M.D., assistant professor, Hand & Microsurtery, Department of Orthopedics, University of Flrida Health Science Center, Gainesville, Florida. Assisted by William L. Buford, Jr., Ph.D., Chief, Paul W. Brand Biomechanics Laboratory, GW Long HD Center, Carville, Louisiana. Produced by Training Branch, GW Long HD Center, Carville, Louisiana with the Paul W. Brand Biomechanics Laboratory.
Transfer; National Hansen's Disease Program; 20060221; 2006-01.