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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437676/superior-inferior-position-of-patellar-component-affects-patellofemoral-kinematics-and-contact-forces-in-computer-simulation
#1
Shinichiro Nakamura, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Shinichi Kuriyama, Kohei Nishitani, Hiromu Ito, Moritoshi Furu, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Anterior knee pain has been reported as a major postoperative complication after total knee arthroplasty, which may lead to patient dissatisfaction. Rotational alignment and the medial-lateral position correlate with patellar maltracking, which can cause knee pain postoperatively. However, the superior-inferior position of the patellar component has not been investigated. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of the patellar superior-inferior position on patellofemoral kinematics and kinetics...
April 18, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432901/neuromuscular-rate-of-force-development-deficit-in-parkinson-disease
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Kelley G Hammond, Ronald F Pfeiffer, Mark S LeDoux, Brian K Schilling
BACKGROUND: Bradykinesia and reduced neuromuscular force exist in Parkinson disease. The interpolated twitch technique has been used to evaluate central versus peripheral manifestations of neuromuscular strength in healthy, aging, and athletic populations, as well as moderate to advanced Parkinson disease, but this method has not been used in mild Parkinson disease. This study aimed to evaluate quadriceps femoris rate of force development and quantify potential central and peripheral activation deficits in individuals with Parkinson disease...
April 11, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431220/contribution-of-ankle-foot-orthosis-moment-in-regulating-ankle-and-knee-motions-during-gait-in-individuals-post-stroke
#3
Toshiki Kobayashi, Michael S Orendurff, Madeline L Singer, Fan Gao, K Bo Foreman
BACKGROUND: Ankle-foot orthosis moment resisting plantarflexion has systematic effects on ankle and knee joint motion in individuals post-stroke. However, it is not known how much ankle-foot orthosis moment is generated to regulate their motion. The aim of this study was to quantify the contribution of an articulated ankle-foot orthosis moment to regulate ankle and knee joint motion during gait in individuals post-stroke. METHODS: Gait data were collected from 10 individuals post-stroke using a Bertec split-belt instrumented treadmill and a Vicon 3-dimensional motion analysis system...
April 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390935/evaluation-of-clinical-gait-analysis-parameters-in-patients-affected-by-multiple-sclerosis-analysis-of-kinematics
#4
Giacomo Severini, Mario Manca, Giovanni Ferraresi, Luisa Maria Caniatti, Michela Cosma, Francesco Baldasso, Sofia Straudi, Monica Morelli, Nino Basaglia
BACKGROUND: Clinical Gait Analysis is commonly used to evaluate specific gait characteristics of patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis. The aim of this report is to present a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of the changes in Clinical Gait Analysis parameters in patients affected by Multiple Sclerosis. METHODS: In this study a sample of 51 patients with different levels of disability (Expanded Disability Status Scale 2-6.5) was analyzed. We extracted a set of 52 parameters from the Clinical Gait Analysis of each patient and used statistical analysis and linear regression to assess differences among several groups of subjects stratified according to the Expanded Disability Status Scale and 6-Minutes Walking Test...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384527/anterolateral-ligament-reconstruction-with-autologous-grafting-a-biomechanical-study
#5
E Monaco, R M Lanzetti, M Fabbri, A Redler, A De Carli, A Ferretti
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the reliability of the Iliotibial band compared to gracilis tendon as a graft to be used in anterolateral ligament reconstruction. METHODS: Gracilis tendon and a strip of Iliotibial band compared were harvested from 8 fresh human cadaveric knees. The gracilis tendon was prepared to obtain a graft of 10cm in length (Group 1). Iliotibial band compared was prepared to obtain a graft of 10cm in length and 0.5cm in width from the middle portion (Group 2)...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376379/the-effect-of-subthalamic-stimulation-on-viscoelastic-stiffness-of-skeletal-muscles-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Tõnu Rätsep, Toomas Asser
BACKGROUND: Myotonometric evaluation of viscoelastic stiffness of skeletal muscles has been proposed to document the effect of surgical or pharmacological treatment on rigidity in patients with Parkinson's disease. The aim of the study was to analyze the changes of viscoelastic stiffness induced by deep brain stimulation. METHODS: Fifteen patients in an advanced stage of Parkinson's disease participated in the study. The study took place in the off-medication conditions after one night of drug withdrawal...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364674/static-postural-sway-of-women-with-and-without-fibromyalgia-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Deborah Colucci Trevisan, Patricia Driusso, Mariana Arias Avila, Karina Gramani-Say, Fernando Manuel Araujo Moreira, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto
BACKGROUND: There is a frequent complaint about balance problems among fibromyalgia syndrome patients; however, there are not enough studies that have shown static postural sway of women with fibromyalgia syndrome. This study aimed to compare static postural sway of women with and without fibromyalgia syndrome. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study in which twenty-nine women with fibromyalgia syndrome and 20 without took part. A posturography evaluation was performed in six different situations (bipedal, right tandem and left tandem, with eyes opened and closed), and questionnaires for clinical depression symptoms, clinical anxiety symptoms, sleep quality, and Visual Analogue Scales for Pain and Fatigue were applied...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351736/musculoskeletal-modelling-of-human-ankle-complex-estimation-of-ankle-joint-moments
#8
Prashant K Jamwal, Shahid Hussain, Yun Ho Tsoi, Mergen H Ghayesh, Sheng Quan Xie
BACKGROUND: A musculoskeletal model for the ankle complex is vital in order to enhance the understanding of neuro-mechanical control of ankle motions, diagnose ankle disorders and assess subsequent treatments. Motions at the human ankle and foot, however, are complex due to simultaneous movements at the two joints namely, the ankle joint and the subtalar joint. The musculoskeletal elements at the ankle complex, such as ligaments, muscles and tendons, have intricate arrangements and exhibit transient and nonlinear behaviour...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364675/correlation-between-gait-analysis-and-clinical-questionnaires-in-patients-with-spontaneous-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee
#9
Ronen Debi, Amit Mor, Avi Elbaz, Ganit Segal, Omri Lubovsky, Gadi Kahn, Bezalel Peskin, Yiftah Beer, Ehud Atoun
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee is usually verified by magnetic resonance imaging accompanied by clinical questionnaires to assess the level of pain and functional limitation. There is a lack however, in an objective functional test that will reflect the functional severity of spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee. The purpose of the current study was to examine the correlation between spatiotemporal gait parameters and clinical questionnaires in patients with spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342975/biomechanical-testing-of-a-peek-based-dynamic-instrumentation-device-in-a-lumbar-spine-model
#10
Christian Herren, Agnes Beckmann, Sabine Meyer, Miguel Pishnamaz, Marion Mundt, Rolf Sobottke, Andreas Prescher, Marcus Stoffel, Bernd Markert, Philipp Kobbe, Hans-Christoph Pape, Peer Eysel, Jan Siewe
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the range-of-motion after posterior polyetheretherketone-based rod stabilisation combined with a dynamic silicone hinge in order to compare it with titanium rigid stabilisation. METHODS: Five human cadaveric lumbar spines with four vertebra each (L2 to L5) were tested in a temperature adjustable spine-testing set-up in four trials: (1) native measurement; (2) kinematics after rigid monosegmental titanium rod instrumentation with anterior intervertebral bracing of the segment L4/5; (3) kinematics after hybrid posterior polyetheretherketone rod instrumentation combined with a silicone hinge within the adjacent level (L3/4) and (4) kinematics after additional decompression with laminectomy of L4 and bilateral resection of the inferior articular processes (L3)...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340364/cervical-facet-force-analysis-after-disc-replacement-versus-fusion
#11
Vikas V Patel, Zachary R Wuthrich, Kirk C McGilvray, Matthew C Lafleur, Emily M Lindley, Derrick Sun, Christian M Puttlitz
BACKGROUND: Cervical total disc replacement was developed to preserve motion and reduce adjacent-level degeneration relative to fusion, yet concerns remain that total disc replacement will lead to altered facet joint loading and long-term facet joint arthrosis. This study is intended to evaluate changes in facet contact force, pressure and surface area at the treated and superior adjacent levels before and after discectomy, disc replacement, and fusion. METHODS: Ten fresh-frozen human cadaveric cervical spines were potted from C2 to C7 with pressure sensors placed into the facet joints of C3-C4 and C4-C5 via slits in the facet capsules...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342974/after-total-knee-replacement-younger-patients-demonstrate-superior-balance-control-compared-to-older-patients-when-recovering-from-a-forward-fall
#12
Brian D Street, William Gage
BACKGROUND: National joint replacement registries have reported a substantial growth in younger knee osteoarthritic patients (<55years old) undergoing total knee replacement, however this younger population is generally understudied. Importantly, studies examining experimentally controlled perturbation have shown age-related differences between younger and older healthy adults, whether similar age-related differences exist among total knee replacement patients is unknown. METHODS: A total of 59 participants, including 29 unilateral total knee replacement patients (six-months post-surgery) made up the four experimental groups: 1) younger patient (54...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319734/novel-mechanical-impact-simulator-designed-to-generate-clinically-relevant-anterior-cruciate-ligament-ruptures
#13
Nathaniel A Bates, Nathan D Schilaty, Christopher V Nagelli, Aaron J Krych, Timothy E Hewett
BACKGROUND: Over 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament ruptures occur each year; therefore, it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms of these injuries. The objective of the current investigation was to develop and analyze an impact test device that consistently produces anterior cruciate ligament failure in a clinically relevant manner. METHOD: A mechanical impact simulator was developed to simulate the ground reaction force impulse generated from landing in a physiologic and clinically relevant manner...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324797/consistency-of-a-lumbar-movement-pattern-across-functional-activities-in-people-with-low-back-pain
#14
Andrej V Marich, Ching-Ting Hwang, Gretchen B Salsich, Catherine E Lang, Linda R Van Dillen
BACKGROUND: Limitation in function is a primary reason people with low back pain seek medical treatment. Specific lumbar movement patterns, repeated throughout the day, have been proposed to contribute to the development and course of low back pain. Varying the demands of a functional activity test may provide some insight into whether people display consistent lumbar movement patterns during functional activities. Our purpose was to examine the consistency of the lumbar movement pattern during variations of a functional activity test in people with low back pain and back-healthy people...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292694/asb-clinical-biomechanics-award-winner-2016-assessment-of-gaze-stability-within-24-48hours-post-concussion
#15
Nicholas G Murray, Nathan R D'Amico, Douglas Powell, Megan E Mormile, Katelyn E Grimes, Barry A Munkasy, Russell K Gore, Rebecca J Reed-Jones
BACKGROUND: Approximately 90% of athletes with concussion experience a certain degree of visual system dysfunction immediately post-concussion. Of these abnormalities, gaze stability deficits are denoted as among the most common. Little research quantitatively explores these variables post-concussion. As such, the purpose of this study was to investigate and compare gaze stability between a control group of healthy non-injured athletes and a group of athletes with concussions 24-48hours post-injury...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285142/effects-of-hip-abduction-and-adduction-accuracy-on-post-stroke-gait
#16
Jesse C Dean, Aaron E Embry, Katy H Stimpson, Lindsay A Perry, Steven A Kautz
BACKGROUND: Gait instability often limits post-stroke function, although the mechanisms underlying this instability are not entirely clear. Our recent work has suggested that one possible factor contributing to post-stroke gait instability is a reduced ability to accurately control foot placement. The purpose of the present experiments was to investigate whether post-stroke gait function is related to the ability to accurately abduct and adduct the hip, as required for accurate foot placement...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282569/new-approaches-for-cement-based-prophylactic-augmentation-of-the-osteoporotic-proximal-femur-provide-enhanced-reinforcement-as-predicted-by-non-linear-finite-element-simulations
#17
Peter Varga, Jason A Inzana, Jakob Schwiedrzik, Philippe K Zysset, Boyko Gueorguiev, Michael Blauth, Markus Windolf
BACKGROUND: High incidence and increased mortality related to secondary, contralateral proximal femoral fractures may justify invasive prophylactic augmentation that reinforces the osteoporotic proximal femur to reduce fracture risk. Bone cement-based approaches (femoroplasty) may deliver the required strengthening effect; however, the significant variation in the results of previous studies calls for a systematic analysis and optimization of this method. Our hypothesis was that efficient generalized augmentation strategies can be identified via computational optimization...
March 2, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315596/effects-of-hip-and-trunk-muscle-strengthening-on-hip-function-and-lower-limb-kinematics-during-step-down-task
#18
Vanessa Lara Araújo, Thales Rezende Souza, Viviane Otoni do Carmo Carvalhais, Aline Castro Cruz, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca
BACKGROUND: Strengthening of the hip and trunk muscles has the potential to change lower limb kinematic patterns, such as excessive hip medial rotation and adduction during weight-bearing tasks. This study aimed to investigate the effect of hip and trunk muscles strengthening on hip muscle performance, hip passive properties, and lower limb kinematics during step-down task in women. METHODS: Thirty-four young women who demonstrated dynamic knee valgus during step-down were divided into two groups...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259005/removal-of-fixation-construct-could-mitigate-adjacent-segment-stress-after-lumbosacral-fusion-a-finite-element-analysis
#19
Yueh-Ying Hsieh, Chia-Hsien Chen, Fon-Yih Tsuang, Lien-Chen Wu, Shang-Chih Lin, Chang-Jung Chiang
BACKGROUND DATA: Combined usage of posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transpedicular fixation has been extensively used to treat the various lumbar degenerative disc diseases. The transpedicular fixator aims to increase stability and enhance the fusion rate. However, how the fused disc and bridged vertebrae respectively affect adjacent-segment diseases progression is not yet clear. METHODS: Using a validated lumbosacral finite-element model, three variations at the L4-L5 segment were analyzed: 1) moderate disc degeneration, 2) instrumented with a stand-alone cage and pedicle screw fixators, and 3) with the cage only after fusion...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273496/ertl-and-non-ertl-amputees-exhibit-functional-biomechanical-differences-during-the-sit-to-stand-task
#20
Abbie E Ferris, Cory L Christiansen, Gary D Heise, David Hahn, Jeremy D Smith
BACKGROUND: People with transtibial amputation stand ~50times/day. There are two general approaches to transtibial amputation: 1) distal tibia and fibula union using a "bone-bridge" (Ertl), 2) non-union of the tibia and fibula (Non-Ertl). The Ertl technique may improve functional outcomes by increasing the end-bearing ability of the residual limb. We hypothesized individuals with an Ertl would perform a five-time sit-to-stand task faster through greater involvement/end-bearing of the affected limb...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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