the human hand. I. Movements of the index ANALYSE ELECTROMYOGRAPHIQUE DU PREMIER MUSCLE INTEROSSEUX DORSAL DE LA MAIN HUMAINE
Acta Anatomica, v. 107, n. 2, p. 214-220, 1980.
Tamega, O. J.
Machado de Sousa, O.
An electromyographic study of the musculus interosseus dorsalis was performed on the right hand of 25 young adult male right-handed volunteers. The electrodes, simple coaxial needles, were implanted one at the ulnar head and the other at the radial head of the muscle. The muscles were analyzed during free movements of the index and against resistance. The same movements were done in four different positions of the fore-arm and hand, without variation in the results for each one of the movements. There was no significant difference between the activities of the ulnar head and radial head. During freely performed movements, muscle activity was recorded only during abduction. During movements against resistance, muscle activity was completely nil only during adduction; during the remaining movements, however, moderate (2+), strong (3+) and very strong activity (4+) was recorded.