Proprioceptive space perception after anaesthetization of the mid-interphalangeal joint of the finger

John K. Collins*

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Abstract

The effect of a digital block on the voluntary positioning of the index finger from a point of extreme extension through 45° flexion was examined in 12 subjects. A xylocaine ring block of the second proximal interphalangeal joint was used to eliminate the joint receptors while weights were attached to the finger. An inverse relationship was found between weight and distance moved when the subject was required to move the index finger of the nonpreferred hand to the required position. The results indicate that the muscular system is ancillary to the joint system in proprioceptive space perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalPerception and Psychophysics
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1976
Externally publishedYes

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