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Biaxial Quantification of Deep Layer Transverse Carpal Ligament Elastic Properties by Sex and Anatomical Region

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dc.contributor.advisor Gordon, Karen
dc.contributor.advisor Oliver, Michele Mathers, Bryan Albert 2015-09-15T19:33:26Z 2015-09-15T19:33:26Z 2015 2015-09-02 2015-09-15
dc.description.abstract To date, limited work has been conducted investigating the biaxial elastic properties of the transverse carpal ligament (TCL), an important structure of the wrist with direct implications to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Biaxial testing was conducted on human cadaveric TCL’s to assess differences in deep layer biaxial elastic moduli compared by region, direction and sex. Biaxial elastic moduli were found to be greater in the medial-lateral direction compared to the proximal-distal direction. Biaxial elastic moduli were also found to be greater in ulnar regions of the TCL compared to radial regions. The results of this work could be used in the development and/or improvement of computational and constitutive models of the TCL and help improve manipulative therapies for CTS. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project was provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Transverse carpal ligament en_US
dc.subject biaxial testing en_US
dc.subject ligament mechanics en_US
dc.subject carpal tunnel syndrome en_US
dc.title Biaxial Quantification of Deep Layer Transverse Carpal Ligament Elastic Properties by Sex and Anatomical Region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
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