Imperial College London

ProfessorAndrewAmis

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7062a.amis

 
 
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Assistant

 

Ms Fabienne Laperche +44 (0)20 7594 7033

 
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Location

 

713City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Amis:1977:10.1243/EMED_JOUR_1977_006_021_02,
author = {Amis, AA and Dowson, D and Unsworth, A},
doi = {10.1243/EMED_JOUR_1977_006_021_02},
journal = {Engineering in Medicine},
pages = {76--80},
title = {An examination of the elbow articulation with particular reference to variation of the carrying angle},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/EMED_JOUR_1977_006_021_02},
volume = {6},
year = {1977}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Radiology showed that the articular surfaces were of constant shape, and that male elbows were significantly larger than those of females. A goniometer was devised, to measure lateral forearm movements during flexion. This was rigidly mounted on the humerus, using an articular template to ensure that its axis was coincident with that of the elbow. Results showed that the collateral ligaments allowed the forearm approximately nine degrees of lateral movement. The average locus of forearm movement closely followed a sinusoidal variation. This corresponded to a fixed flexion axis which bisected the obtuse angle between the axis of humerus and forearm, with the forearm fully extended. It was concluded that for an elbow prosthesis, an anatomical shape could be used and that a fixed flexion axis would reproduce natural motion.
AU - Amis,AA
AU - Dowson,D
AU - Unsworth,A
DO - 10.1243/EMED_JOUR_1977_006_021_02
EP - 80
PY - 1977///
SN - 0046-2039
SP - 76
TI - An examination of the elbow articulation with particular reference to variation of the carrying angle
T2 - Engineering in Medicine
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/EMED_JOUR_1977_006_021_02
VL - 6
ER -