A model of length increases of the peetoralis major muscle to provide rehabilitation precautions for patients after mastectomy

C. W. Jansen, W. L. Buford, Rita Patterson, L. J. Gould

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Abstract

A common complication of breast cancer treatment is the development of shoulder stiffness on the affected side. Rehabilitation interventions exist, but scientific guidelines for safe early motion are lacking. A 3-dimensional model of the shoulder and the pectoralis major muscle was used to interactively generate the total muscle excursion during the simulated motions. From these simulation results it can be concluded that women can externally rotate the shoulder in isolation and fall within the "safe" guidelines for pectoralis major muscle increase. Flexion and extension can also be safely accomplished. However, combined motions, such as abduction with external rotation will fall outside of the "safe" region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
Pages7692-7694
Number of pages3
Volume7 VOLS
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Event2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 1 Sep 20054 Sep 2005

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Other2005 27th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE-EMBS 2005
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period1/09/054/09/05

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