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Investigation of the musculotendinous interconnections between muscles of the anterior compartment of the forearm
Serbia (IFMSA-Serbia) - University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy
Prof. Ljubica Stojšić Džunja, MD, PhD
Prof. Mirela Erić, MD, PhD, Plastic Surgeon
Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The anatomy of the hand is complex, intricate, and fascinating. Its integrity is absolutely essential for our everyday functional living. The hand is the most refined anatomical terminal device known and the leading edge of the sensorium. Further, the hand is second only to the face in terms of visibility and is a vitally important aspect aesthetic and body image. While asymptomatic in most cases, the musculotendinous interconnections may limits precise movements of the hand fingers. Some individuals report symptoms such as pain or disability in tying shoes, writing and using chopsticks or music instruments. Some individuals could develop flexor tenosynovitis and consequently carpal tunnel symptoms. Musculotendinous interconnections could be observed at the level of the forearm, wrist and hand. They could complicate some hand injuries.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of this investigation is detection and frequency determination of the musculo tendinous interconnections in participants included in this study.
What techniques and methods are used?
Only subjects willing to participate in the study who have had untouched mobility of hand joints and wrist were included in study. Individuals with a history of injury, disease or abnormality of upper extremities that would preclude examination will be excluded from the study. Presence of the musculotendinous interconnections between muscles of the anterior compartment of the forearm will be tested by simple clinical tests described in the literature. After the data collection follows the statistical analysis and presentation of the obtained results.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
- Learning and understandning anatomy of the hand and forearm and it`s clinical importance - Student will collect the data about patients and their history of injuries, diseases and abnormalities - Perform the clinical tests under tutor`s supervision on the patients to investigate presence of the musculotendinous interconnections in the hand - Assisting tutor in statistical analysis of the collected data by using t-test, Pearsons`s correlations and chi-quare test - Presentation and discussion about obtained results
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Supervisor will prepare literature and organize courses to prepare students for investigation.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
- Yammine K; Erić M. Linburg-Comstock variation and syndrome. A meta-analysis. Surg Radiol Anat 2017 Dec 7. doi: 10.1007/s00276-017-1957-1.
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