Investigation of Anatomical Shape of Thumb of de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Patients

Eunice Wai si Tam, Joanne Yip, Kit Lun Yick, Sun Pui Ng, Christian Fang

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Abstract

Patients with de Quervain’s tenosynovistis (dQt) experience pain on the radial side of their injured wrist. One of the conservative treatments prescribed for this hand condition is splinting. The fit of the splint is a critical element that may affect the treatment compliance rate and wear comfort of patients. To fabricate a splint with well-fitting properties, exploring the anatomical shape of the hand of dQt patients is essential. In this study, 16 female dQt patients are recruited for three-dimensional hand scanning and investigation of their thumb curvatures. The measured angles which show the different curvatures along the thumb are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical, Social and Occupational Ergonomics - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2021
EditorsRavindra S. Goonetilleke, Shuping Xiong, Henrijs Kalkis, Zenija Roja, Waldemar Karwowski, Atsuo Murata
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages346-352
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030807122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2021
EventAHFE Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume273
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Anatomical
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Splinting treatment
  • Three-dimensional
  • Thumb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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