A Cartesian co-ordinate system for representing the second to fifth metacarpals in the human hand
AuthorsLewis, Stephen J.
AffiliationUniversity College Chester
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractPurpose The use of hand radiographs has both clinical and anthropometric applications. However, a method for converting standard bony points within the metacarpus to Cartesian co-ordinates does not exist. Methods A simple method for converting standard bony points of the second to fifth metacarpals to Cartesian co-ordinates is described for the first time. Results Using a small set of measurements and treating these with equations of known voracity, this method is accurate and allows the metacarpus to be interro¬gated via a much wider range of geometrical techniques than has so far been available. Conclusions This method allows naked-eye assessments to be supported or re¬placed by metrical evaluations. It is likely to have both clinical and anthropometric uses.
CitationRadiography, 2004, 10, pp. 189-194
DescriptionDescription: This is tha authors' PDF version of an article published in Radiography© 2004. The definitive version is available at www.elsevierhealth.com
SponsorsUniversity of Liverpool research development grant.
The following license files are associated with this item: