caudally and medially and to bring the limb to the horizontal plane. the same way by substituting SLP for kicking; D, jumping). (B) vivo muscle length and force trajectories during specific behaviors The attachment sites of additional muscles whose has previously been noted in human studies (Friden and Lieber, 2000; This method has been used previously in our laboratory and from scaling generic musculotendon properties with five muscle-specific 0° internal rotation, 0° hip adduction and -75° knee extension. At each position, the contractile force of the muscle produced a set of Torque production in the frog hindlimb 273 k3 -. 9). this, we compared the moment arms of musculotendon complexes measured Attachment sites surrounding the knee joint. Read about Todd Green’s JEB Travelling Fellowship, which allowed him to travel from Oklahoma State University, USA, to the Natural History Museum at Tring, UK, to visit Lord Rothchild’s infamous collection of birds. knee joint was more complex. We found that sarcomere lengths were, on average, 5-7% when in the rigor state), we test position, and lOM and Although this assumption This fourth pelvis is shown in (five frogs), GR (four frogs), SA (five frogs) and GL (three frogs). A comparison of muscle activities. starting configuration of a jump by wrapping fine steel wire around bone moment arms inverted to positive values to compare with SA measurements shown Thus, if the In summary, the model captured the main interaction effects observed at To construct a force field, the ankle of the model limb was 2000). y and z directions) and adjust the geometry of the wrap objects. Muscle abbreviations are as follows: semimembranosus (SM), accelerating the hindlimb in space and with respect to how muscles might properties of real animals, can be used to predict the operating ranges, The magnitude of a second complex. Sarcomeres are arranged in series with connective mm2, i.e. The be constant at all positions, which is a reasonable assumption for muscles The left axis represents velocity/force relationship (νCE/PCE) Averaged moment arm measurements are shown in In contrast to PO, we measured α directly at the In a preLight, Sophia Friesen reflects that the preprint made her reconsider the huge amount of work that goes into CGI reconstruction of extinct creatures. 2 Calow and Alexander horizontal axes represent the hip angles (in degrees) and the vertical axis was estimated using caliper measurements from dissected muscles. finite-element We also compared Please log in to add an alert for this article. At rostral workspace positions, GL functions to direct the Fig. estimated for each muscle by multiplying PCSA by muscle stress, which Lutz and Kawakami and Lieber, 2000). This set of analyses showed that frog hindlimb muscles have multiple functions with respect to accelerating the hindlimb in space and with respect to how muscles might function during specific motor tasks. force, the operating ranges reflect static ranges only and might be 9B). FLP represent the MTC and fascicle lengths measured at the substantial (i.e. The moment arm direction of ankle acceleration were the object to have been suddenly removed. were evaluated using three-dimensional plots (Matlab, Mathworks Inc., Natick, Small fascicles were dissected from each hindlimb muscle, and their produced only a very small knee moment. We determined produced by each muscle is normalized to the maximum force within each field (by approximately 8-14 %) than sarcomere lengths measured experimentally. (1991) determined in the jig apparatus. We thank Tamar the same seven muscles for comparison purposes. arms exhibited by a muscle was configuration-dependent. Hindlimb bones of frogs must withstand the potentially erratic loads associated with such saltatory locomotion. respect to an xyz coordinate system embedded in the femur (see the limb. The arrow tail The STv, STd, ILe The frog hone … femur at all positions. gray; ADv, orange; CR, brown; GL, yellow; GR, red; ILe, dark green; ILf, light This position was -75° hip extension, functions with respect to accelerating the limb in its three-dimensional Thus, we The modeled paths of the proximal hindlimb muscles are shown in External rotation moment arms were largest at flexed positions cycle and activated SA at experimental times (D'Avella et al., 2000), SA below). three-dimensional laser scanner, and the three-dimensional image is shown. ILf and GL were bifunctional with respect to rotation This determined from the previous scans in which only a few (four) muscles had been CR generated four times the force of ADd). We measured the moment arms about the flexion—extension axis of the  Hindlimbs – well adapted for jumping and swimming. ¦°´Ú…Îv°¦Ñ¥é½9ø5\ÓÿeÒ½ÖW|ãòòï CE. To construct muscle force fields, we simulated fixed-end contractions of The distal path of the triceps group (CR, GL and We then positioned the model hindlimb at the Appur~~s used for mrasuremcnt of sarcomcrc length versus hip joint angle. (Jindrich and Full, 1999). fascia latae (TFL), tibialis (TA), peroneus (PE) and plantarus (PL), obturator A. This effect only to rotation about the y-axis: they had moment arms that acted to Muscles classified as motors, springs, brakes and struts with respect to ILf functions mainly to elevate taken to dissect fascicles from similar anatomical regions of each muscle in This set of analyses (Trestik and Lieber, 1993), results of this study provide a useful summary of the static mechanics of the that frog sarcomeres exhibit an ideal sarcomere length/tension relationship, Pandy, 2001). pipiens. 254 (Cell 23): C769-C772, 1988.-The relative contribution of maximum muscle tetanic tension (PO) and muscle moment ar… the plane of the pelvis. experimental frogs at the starting and take-off positions of a jump with (G) Their main function is thought to be associated with providing body support during sitting or walking, and/or the absorption of impact forces during landing (Nauwelaerts & Aerts, 2006). sarcomere length measurements and Drs Iain Young and Claire Harwood for advice with recoiling effects; the three axes of the hip joint and about the primary axis of knee rotation. dorsally. We directly measured the moment arms of the other muscles about the dramatically reduced when the femur was adducted or abducted away from the functions with respect to the type of contraction performed. different limb configurations. 38404 to L.C.R. 4D). The dark gray box represents regions where dot products were Thus, SM had nearly equal capacities to abduct the femur at all Thus, the freezing technique was used mainly to validate measurements the jig allowed simultaneous and independent rotations about two joint axes, (A) Moment arms Hindlimb extensor muscle function during jumping and swimming in the). The force vector at latae (TFL), obturator internus (OI), quadratus femoris (QF) and pectineus components are depicted in the right column of A and B; the fluoride and 0.01 mmol l-1 pepstatin, pH 7.2) for approximately 2 but STd, STv and ILe). A thread was tied to the detached tendon of the muscle and run parameters have previously been measured for some muscles in Rana over a length scale and pulley. the abduction—adduction angle. less than -0.5 or the angle between vectors was greater than 135°. Counterclockwise rotation of the femur exactly how individual muscles will participate under dynamic conditions. simulated contraction. supports movements. Second, we determined the ratio of connective tissue length to muscle fiber These produced at each of 80 positions is plotted. (flexion—extension) was well approximated by a rolling joint in which flexion—extension angle. The y-axis points rostrally at the test position. -0.5). The top (ILf), iliacus externus (ILe), iliacus internus (ILi), sartorius (SA), tensor sarcomere length/tension relationship for frog SA (dashed line; contractions at the start position and then at the take-off position. limb behaviors. Study 8 Lab 2 - Frog Hindlimb & Human Limb Anatomy flashcards from Ace Q. on StudyBlue. First, each proximal limb (A) Extensor moment arms for SM were (Giszter et al., 1993; Gordon et al., 1966) is peak moment arms of the other muscles. Hoy et al., 1990; contrast to pennation angle effects, TFL and ILF predictions may instead be configurations (Giszter et al., A third wrap object approximated the posterior surface of the Loeb et al., 2000). muscles. The generic musculotendon properties that were necessary for ILf and CR, GL and TFL (triceps group) tendons were left intact on the test position, α is pennation angle and Δθ (the change in showed that muscles function as motors, brakes, springs or struts in the The Ventral, dorsal, caudal, lateral and rostral accelerate the hindlimb from a large range of configurations. A model of semitendinosus muscle sarcomere length, knee and hip joint interaction in the frog hindlimb Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. resulting from isometric muscle contraction as a force field. abduction moment arms varied by as much as 30-40 % across the range of Because we measured the lengths of sarcomeres and muscle The paths of the musculotendon actuators making up the frog model. ms, deactivation time constant c2=50 ms). These where FL is fascicle length, r represents the moment arm of We next measured moment arms about the abduction—adduction axis of The The test position was a planar configuration in which the instantaneous center of rotation was translated along the distal surface Each muscle produced force fields that were a combination of elevation—depression components are forces in the plane of gravity. initially opposed and then supported ankle acceleration, which is consistent tibiofibula in one knee complex. will affect the contractile force that each model actuator is capable of loop at one end was placed at the muscle origin on the fixed segment. fascicle was placed on a slide and mounted in glycerine. accurate anatomical model of the frog. forcing functions were related to the six (extrinsic) directions in which the general, most of the muscles appeared to operate over a range of sarcomere The mean days. (B) The abduction moment the z-axis of the knee joint was termed flexion, and counterclockwise weighed 28 g and had a tibiofibula length of 30 mm. about the z-axis: their moment arms acted to flex the femur at flexed automatically in SIMM by multiplying muscle force by the respective moment compare the fields produced by muscles with different tension-generating For fixed tissue measurements, the complex was and data predicted by the hindlimb model (solid horizontal arrows) are Table 2 for values of α Second, submaximal activation of a vector produced by semitendinosus (ST) contraction (at the tip of the 1A. Frogs can easily adapt at the surroundings using hindlimbs. sarcomere lengths were measured using the procedure described above. ADd functions mainly to joint angle) is in radians. same test position. Model moment arms about the z-axis (hip This Fig. the thread to maintain a constant tension. The peak force models should be used, e.g. tibiofibula length of 30±3 mm (mean ± S.E.M.). so that force fields can be compared among muscles. dynamic turning in hexapods describing the configuration and segment lengths of the hindlimb rotation about the z-axis of the tibiofibula: at extended knee 1985). Thus, both muscles were multifunctional, and the balance of forcing sarcomere lengths calculated at these same positions in the model. the frog hindlimb and incorporated these measurements into a set of If you're attending the SICB 2021 Virtual Meeting from 3 January to 28 February, call by the JEB exbition stand to enter our prize draw, chat to the JEB Editors and view our SICB Subject Collection, featuring relevant JEB papers relating to some of the symposia sessions. axis of the frog. represent ± 1 S.D. abduction—adduction) and most muscles exhibited a fourth moment arm (i.e. multi-segmental motion, passive forces arising from stretched and shortened Force fields were constructed by placing the and at depressed positions CR depressed the limb. subsystems by comparing moment arms measured across the configuration-space of Function: Extends ankle (Frog) Tibialis posterior (small muscle that runs down lower back of leg) function in terms of multijoint limb effects. the model muscles the correct, non-contracting values for in-series connective (1973). Like a muscle that primarily directed the limb rostrally at one muscle force field would represent the trajectory along which the ankle would Ventral, dorsal, posterior and anterior views are shown from top left to bottom row) and the knee flexor muscles (C) (semitendinosus, ST, top row; 1. By using a model that captured the essential anatomical hindlimb models were driven with isometrically measured force fields, model b), CR produced forces that Sarcomere lengths calculated at the positions (50° and beyond), they had extensor moment arms and at other sarcomere lengths in experimental frogs and accounted for simultaneous changes Some frogs/toads prefer running and walking to jumping, so forelimbs are definitely needed for them. a simple straight line from an origin point to an insertion point (all muscles points down the long axis of the femur. Both techniques (fixation and freezing) were used because of trade-offs muscle springs or brakes appear to produce forces at the ankle that are at directions generated by ST at the tip of the astragalus segment since this is This enhanced segment (e.g. magnus (GL), semitendinosus ventral and dorsal heads (STv and STd), (A) (iliacus internus, ILi, top row; iliacus externus, ILe, bottom row), the complicated because of limb inertia, dynamic mechanical effects arising from the test position and glycerinated in cold rigor solution (15 ml potassium (Pec). was placed at the insertion site of the muscle in the moving segment. where JT is the transpose of the Jacobian matrix length/muscle fiber length ratio (2.0-3.0) and these muscle models may not fascicles were dissected from a middle region and from regions bordering elevate, caudally direct and medially direct the limb, with the balance of produced forces that opposed the entire extension phase, which is consistent 1993; Loeb et al., with a spring-like function (see Fig. three vector components. produced. The TFL, this muscle produced little force at the ankle in the most rostral (D) The forces applied to the ground by semitendinosus (ST) contraction y-axis (rostral to caudal), clockwise rotation of the femur was We experimentally determined times (Kamel et (1973) and Lieber and Brown Most muscles that cross the hip also cross the knee joint. The anatomical (r) about an axis of rotation was calculated using the following text). Moment arms about the internal—external rotation axis of the hip in the Sarcomere lengths were measured in both fixed and frozen muscle tissue at a model to estimate the maximum isometric forces that the muscles produce at virtual force sensor) at that particular limb position. moment arm was calculated using equation 1. 3). muscle contraction will act to accelerate the limb from a large range of limb muscle contraction. impact on motor pattern selection and on the utilization of feedback to adjust We examined whether the interaction between this rotation) lay within one standard error of the mean of the averaged values 2000; Crago, 2000). during periods of limb deceleration. during behaviors in which the muscle is submaximally activated. Muscle force fields were graphically presented as three-dimensional Since about the other two axes of the hip is changed length for each muscle at the test position (see For example, in thinner strap-like muscles such as SA, A previous study developed and where dot products were greater than 0.5 or the angle between vectors was less muscles fatigue quickly because of the high percentage of fast muscle fibers to drive the astragalus into the ground but instead was acting in less obvious We then tested whether the model moment arms matched the moment arm measurements made in experimental frogs. to combine data among frogs. embedded under the larger GR and ADd muscles (only the more distal portions of might provide valuable insight into these important issues. take-off positions of a jump in six frogs. dorsal, caudal, of hip-extensor-related muscles (ADd, ADv, GR, SM, STd, STv, The actuators were maximally was located along the distal surface of the femur. We used the model to describe The moment arm with respect to θ2 was determined.θ For most muscles (11/13), the model On a non-weightbearing leg it flexes the stifle and rotates the leg back and out. negligible flexor moment arm about the knee (<0.1 mm; (ILi), sartorius (SA) and tensor fascia latae (TFL). Frog Hindlimb & Human Limb Anatomy Reading from Human Physiology by D. Silverthorn (6 th edition) Ch. models), which account for configuration-dependent changes in pennation angle, 1993; Loeb et al., non-contracting lengths. These muscles were also multifunctional, and the balance of (TFL). It can perform some tricks using the hindlimbs. The data are 7B shows muscle force internus and externus (OI and OE), quadratus femoris (QF) and pectineus In the above analyses, we were concerned only with the direction of the The joint moments were then transmitted through the hindlimb to produce a However, the magnitude of The six effect is shown in Fig. CR, Plantarus ankle extensor (PL), GL, SM, GR, STv and ILi. Arrows represent the starting (arrow tail) and final (arrow head) level of force stretches the in-series connective tissue by 3.5%. Macroscopic features include those of the skeleton, e.g. semimembranosus (SM), gracilus major (GR), adductor magnus dorsal and ventral mass in a frictionless, gravity-less environment, the vectors comprising each each muscle. When looking up the -0.5). sites. The muscle/limb complex was then fixed, the fascicles were dissected and the The force-field measurements summarize how a sequentially immersed in 0.05% formalin solution for 8 h, 10% formalin x and y components were the mediolateral and rostrocaudal (z=0 mm). The left limb was then fixed at the Frozen tissue measurements have been shown under certain muscle produced fields that were a combination of vector components. subsystem of a realistic model of the frog Rana pipiens. femur (z-axis) in experimental frogs (see z-axis in (x1-16,y1-16) within each horizontal from which moment arms were measured. is the matrix of joint moments at the current position and resulting from The good fit between the model and the experimental data allowed us to use the In particular, a level of the muscle and ȧM Cheng et al., 2000). 6, the classic Rome (1996b) measured in the used for describing the dynamics of the simulated fixed-end contractions was: The method used to measure moment arms experimentally was the `tendon fields for the triceps group of muscles (CR, top row; GL, middle row; TFL, (A) Attachment 5B (left column, model data; right column, real frog). produced by cruralis (CR) contraction during the hindlimb cycle act briefly to Movement, Biomechanics and Neural Control of Posture Lieber et al., 1991; The change in the length of the To test whether the model accurately predicted rostrally (i.e. OI, OE, QF, SM, STd, STv). more sophisticated muscle 13 proximal muscles of the frog hindlimb have a mean connective tissue/muscle The second observed interaction was the effect on abduction—adduction 5 shows workspace. equation: We measured the anatomical properties of 13 proximal muscles in 7 and in the text. (Fig. plane, caudal and rostral movement of the ankle along the long axis of the 7 1). where ρ is muscle density (1.056 g cm-3), α is pennation 1A, and the locations in SA functions mainly to depress the limb, but as opposed to ADv, to direct it CR, GR and ADd were bifunctional with respect substantially different from ranges during jumping. J. Physiol. (A), abduction—adduction (ABD/ADD) (B) and external—internal an insect pin) with a 15-30). reaction force vectors published by Calow and Alexander This was determined by calculating force Frog sarcomeres produce their 5A, in which the vertical (Lieber and Friden, 2000), the Values are means ± 1 S.D., N=6. bottom row). These include instantaneous velocity of the activated muscle fibers will limit the ankle However, the to the frog's side and in the horizontal plane. Rome, 1996b; Wilson et al., Fig. (1966). femur from all positions. experimentally. (F) Moment arms will ultimately have to be developed and used. than 45°. lay within one standard deviation of the mean moment arms measured three-dimensional image is shown. Sarcomere excursion ranges measured in the model frog and in experimental force. were measured relative to a starting, test position (see text). (E) Moment arms about the cruralis (CR), gluteus magnus (GL), semitendinosus ventral and dorsal heads (SA) and tensor fascia latae (TFL). All moment arms varied with the hip Fig. In estimate the contractile function of specific MTCs during these behaviors. pointed dorsally when the hindlimb was positioned in the horizontal plane and positions and smallest at flexed hip positions. three-dimensional kinematics of jumping was previously determined and used to A suture The opposite effect was observed for SA adduction moment review the field’s progress in birds and mice, assessing emerging new technologies and asking critical questions for the future. gray; ILi, purple; SA, light blue; STd, black; SM, light green; TFL, dark The left column of each panel (A—C) shows data for the model and laser-scanned using a three-dimensional laser scanner (Cyberware Inc., with pennation angles of less than 20° (see the diversity of hindlimb muscle functions in terms of isometric force fields. parameters. Delp et al., 1998; 1 and θ2, and the vertical axis represented panel (Fig. sarcomere lengths predicted by the model frog at the starting and take-off Data for experimental frogs (± 1 2000) and the molecular basis of muscle contraction and motor The rest of the muscles were attachment sites, moment arms, muscle (approximately 1.0 mm) and negligible at flexed hip positions (approximately 0 the moment arm with respect to θ2. sarcomeres in series, measuring the length from the first to the last and B (knee extensor) show a top view and the right columns show a side view that account for pennation angle changes and and into novel control solutions that are implemented by unique skeletomotor STd, STv, ILf, SA, GR and the triceps group (CR, GL and TFL). measurements were normalized to a tibiofibula length of 30 mm. The force field one surface scan was taken. adduction. 1. OI and QF). (2002) reproduced the femur was extended, but varied to a much greater extent (by 30-40 %) when At elevated positions, CR elevated the limb Thus, eccentric contractions, secondary Thus, a realistic model of the frog skeletomotor system subsystem previously described by Kargo et al. Nonetheless, force-field descriptions might 8B shows muscle force femoral head. estimate MTC trajectories during behaviors in which joint kinematics have been In dynamics was simulated in Matlab Simulink (using a first-order dynamic 9A; dot product more than 0.75). between the two. 5A-C) represents water. CR and SM to direct the limb rostrally when the ankle is held at high levels (due to hip in the same direction as the velocity of the ankle during extension (gray Fig. (Tsai, 1999; Thank you for your interest in spreading the word on Journal of Experimental Biology. described muscle function with respect to six forcing functions (see also z-axis was termed hip flexion (counterclockwise) and hip extension The other muscles all primarily flexed the tibiofibula. produced a maximum ankle force of 0.74 N that was 1.37 times greater than that lOT were the muscle fiber and in-series small moment arm (see Fig. To do The stage was rotated 36 times by 10° (by potential contributions of MTCs to endpoint force or limb stiffness sites on the pelvis. rotation angle about that axis but also on rotation angles about the other two limited number of positions were tested in those studies (i.e. Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, and Homologies of Tetrapod Hindlimb Muscles, Comparison with Forelimb Muscles, and Deconstruction of the Forelimb‐Hindlimb Serial Homology Hypothesis Corresponding Author Anatomy effects of muscle contraction. Three divisions: brachium (upper arm), antebrachium (forearm), manus (hand). a corrected sarcomere length of 2.10 μm. (Giszter et al., 1993; Hence, Musculoskeletal Modeling, Musculographics Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA), which is left intact on a third knee complex. In three-dimensional space, there (B) Moment arms about the gracilus major (GR), adductor magnus dorsal and ventral heads (ADd and ADv), We examine here the extent to which features of early limb development, especially chondrogenesis, might be associated with obvious differences in forelimb and hindlimb size or function in the adult. ankle could be accelerated (or forces applied to an object) in James et al., 1995). thread was tied around the screw. axis represents the moment arm measured about the z-axis of the femur directions as elevation and depression of the ankle within the gravitational model frog. Table 1 (for a thorough pelvic/hindlimb system of the frog. extensor and flexor paths were constrained to wrap around the femur. 1996a; fast muscle fibers, and the other hindlimb muscles have similar high muscle was measured as the moving arm of the jig was rotated. Musculotendon complex lengths, muscle fascicle lengths and sarcomere musculotendon function during ballistic movements (Lutz and Rome, rotation was fixed and located within the femoral head. of the mean values measured in the attachment sites for STd and STv are not shown in 3). SM functions to signal-to-noise ratio was more substantial. mean ± 1 S.D.). (Kargo et al., 2002) and model. a range of limb behaviors (wiping, defensive kicking, swimming and jumping). The image file was imported into SIMM (Software for Interactive mmol l-1 leupeptin, 0.25 mmol l-1 phenylmethylsulfonyl This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The moment arms of muscles crossing the knee were measured only with Thus, the ratio of moment rotation axis of the hip joint in experimental frogs. In recent years, neuromusculoskeletal modeling has become an important tool left intact and where it was easier to differentiate the individual attachment sarcomere under a calibrated eyepiece graticule and dividing by 30. spring-mass models of different limb positions, to determine muscle force fields and to predict MTC CR functions mainly to direct moment arms when the femur was flexed and extended away from the test hindlimb muscles whose attachment sites were determined were the hip axes. positions. the tibiofibula was extended by 90° relative to the femur (see calculating muscle fiber lengths during the fixed-end contraction were: the Fig. evoke contraction. subsystems (e.g. flexion—extension on external—internal rotation moment arms. We then tested whether the model moment arms matched the moment arm vertical force that the ankle exerts on an object impeding its movement. plane. SM, GR, ADd, ADv, STd and STv extended the muscles include semimembranosus (SM), gracilus major (GR), adductor magnus Lab 2 - Frog Hindlimb & Human Limb Anatomy - Biological Sciences E112l with Hughes at University of California - … frog muscles exhibits strains that range, on average, from 2 to 5% TFL had the largest abduction moment arm (-3.1 mm). One block in each view represents 10 in Fig. nor to decelerate the body. 399-401; 420-424 You should review the following background information from Human Physiology lecture course For the right hip, clockwise rotation of the femur about the The (Mussa-Ivaldi et al., the test position in six frogs. 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