Dynamic Loading Posture of the Thumb: The Colditz Tear Test,
Journal of Hand Therapy – 2013

Recent data about the mechanoreceptor innervation of ligaments suggests a greater role for neuromuscular training to alter the course of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA). To establish precise goals for the neuromuscular training, a mechanism for identifying the loaded posture of the thumb is needed.

When patients demonstrate a fingertip pinch pattern upon request, this conscious effort often produces a seemingly ideal balance which is often not the same pattern seen under load… View Complete Article

Journal of Hand Therapy, Vol.26, Issue 4, p360–362, October–December, 2013

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