Dear Biomechanists,

I am planning to do some testing on rotator cuff repairs using sheep shoulders.
What we would like to know is the typical range of motion of the
scapolo-humeral articulation in sheep. Does anybody know (1) the maximum
angles attainable; (2) the angles between the humerus and scapula when the
sheep is standing on all fours; (3) for which position of the
scapolo-humeral articulation during cyclical motions, such as walking,
results in the greatest activity of the infraspinatus muscle?

I have searched PubMed and other literature on the anatomy of mammals, but
I have had no luck.

I will be glad to list a survey of the responses.

Thanks for your efforts.
Stephan Schrader

Stephan Schrader
Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica tel. 0039-51-6366864
Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli
via di barbiano 1/10, 40136 - Bologna, Italy fax. 0039-51-6366863


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