This collection consists of carpal bone anatomy and kinematics data sets from a large number of healthy subjects. CT volume images of both wrists from 30 healthy volunteers (15 males and 15 females) were acquired in multiple wrist positions throughout the normal range of wrist motion. The outer cortical surfaces of the carpal bones, radius and ulna, and proximal metacarpals were segmented and the 3-D motion of each bone was calculated for each wrist position. The database was constructed to include high-resolution surface models, measures of bone volume and shape, and the 3-D kinematics of each segmented bone. The database does not include soft tissues of the wrist. While there are numerous digital anatomical databases, this collection is unique in that it includes a large number of subjects and it contains in vivo kinematic data as well as the bony anatomy. Each data set item record in this collection contains a link to a README describing the file structure and contents and array description.
This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health Award ID #AR44005.
Creators: Douglas C. Moore, M.S., Joseph J. Crisco, Ph.D., Theodore G. Trafton, B.A., and Evan L. Leventhal, B.S.
Related Citation: Douglas C. Moore, Joseph J. Crisco, Theodore G. Trafton, Evan L. Leventhal, A digital database of wrist bone anatomy and carpal kinematics, In Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 40, Issue 11, 2007, Pages 2537-2542, ISSN 0021-9290, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2006.10.041.